The 1205A isolated muscle test system is the leading solution for quantifying mechanical properties of isolated muscle. This system is ideal for a number of limb muscles, including the TA, EDL, Soleus, Gastroc, diaphragm strips and smaller muscle samples.
Included is an apparatus designed for rat muscle, complete with a water-jacketed bath and oxygenating bubbler. There is also our flagship Dual-Mode muscle lever system, a high-power field stimulator, data acquisition hardware and control and analysis software. Experimental setup, data collection and data analysis can all be done in a matter of minutes.
Parameters such as resting length, resting force, stimulation and the actual test protocol are all set using the control software. An extensive library of standard experimental protocols such as twitch, tetanus, fatigue, force-frequency, force-velocity, stiffness and work loops are provided with the system.
The experimental apparatus is adjustable, allowing the researcher to lower and raise the bath to attach and manipulate the muscle. Force and length are measured at only one attachment point, minimizing setup time and boosting productivity.