By combining in-situ, in-vivo and in-vitro muscle testing on one simple platform, researchers are able to capture a complete picture of muscle physiology in large rodents. The 1310A comes with the large rodent apparatus, complete with temperature controlled animal and limb plates designed to support and fix the animal and limb being testing. In addition, the system can be converted to an isolated (in-vitro) muscle test system with the attachment of an optional 25 mL bath. Aurora Scientific’s flagship Dual-Mode lever system is also included, permitting measurement and control of both force and length.
Muscle samples are attached at only one point to measure force and length saving time and increasing productivity. The system includes our high-power, field/nerve stimulator and all required electrodes.
Control and analysis software comes pre-loaded on a custom PC. Experimental setup, data collection and data analysis can all be done in minutes with our control and analysis software (DMC/DMA). 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 also provided with the system.