2 in 1

1 MATE = 2 Functions

Analyze: automated thickness and modulus testing

Stimulate: dynamic loading in unconfined comression

 

 

Dynamic stimulation in unconfined compression can be applied to a specified amount of strain, load, or force in frequencies up to 10 Hz (Fig. 1). 

Automated analysis of sample properties includes sample thickness, stiffness, and creep. 

Fig 1: Stimulation in unconfined compression

Stimulation and analysis of the same sample during long-term culture is efficient (Fig 2):

  • Capture evolution of mechanical properties over time.
  • Eliminate need for specimen transfer to evaluate properties.
  • Reduce sample size compared to traditional endpoint studies.


Fig 2: Stimulation and analysis of the same sample.

Monitoring changes in material properties over time provides clinically relevant results to (Fig 3):

  • Matrix synthesis
  • Scaffold resorption
  • Specimen fatigue

 

 Fig 3: MATE captures changes in material properties over time

Fig 3: MATE captures changes in material properties over time