Specialized Instruments Simulate Physiological Conditions in Cell Cultures
Cells can detect their mechanical environment through mechanoreceptors. They respond to the action of these stimuli by altering their adhesion, proliferation, locomotion, morphology, and synthetic profile.
Yet, none of the stimuli from the living environment is present under standard in vitro conditions for cell culture and analysis.
The STREX Cell Stretching System mechanically stimulates cells growing in culture by stretching and compressing them. Thereby providing an environment like the one in which living cells exist.
This system allows you to explain the mechanisms by which cells convert mechanical signals into biochemical responses, in vitro.