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.
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.
Monitoring changes in material properties over time provides clinically relevant results to (Fig 3):
- Matrix synthesis
- Scaffold resorption
- Specimen fatigue