The 1600A Permeabilized Myocyte Test System is designed to simplify the complex testing of contractile properties of skinned myocytes. A large cell mounting area provides ample room for cell attachment. Push button controlled motorized stages simplifies cell attachment to the high-speed servo motor (315C, 322C) and precision force transducer (400 series).
A temperature controlled 8-well bath plate allows for seamless transition of the myocyte between varying calcium concentrations. Direct mounting on an inverted microscope stage allows for observation and sarcomere spacing detection. An optional prism reticule can be included to provide accurate measurement of cell cross section.
With the 1600A, force, length and sarcomere spacing (with optional HVSL/VSL) can all be controlled and measured easily and repeatedly. This permits measurement of simple force-pCa to more complex mechanical characterization of the cell including kTr, length-tension, force-velocity and stiffness.
The system is truly turnkey, including components for data acquisition and analysis as well. Our Digital controller and Software Analysis package (600A) comes complete with a large library of standardized protocols to make the above characterizations straightforward. Choose the 1600A system for performance, precision and progress.