Biomechanical / mechano-biological characterization
We offer the biomechanical characterization of implants, biomaterials, both hard and soft tissues, and single cells, using devices that test on the macroscopic, microscopic and nanoscopic scales.
The range of devices used for testing on a macroscopic scale includes:
- the dynamic materials testing machine HC10 Compact (Zwick/Ulm)
- the static materials testing machine UTS / TestControl (Zwick/UTS Testsysteme)
- the indenter Mach-1 (Biomomentum), together with the laser microscope VK-X200 (Keyence)
The range of devices used for testing on a microscopic scale includes:
- an incubator-housed, atmosphere- and temperature-controlled bioreactor for applying static or cyclic tensional forces in displacement or load control termed ElectroForce 5210 (TA, formerly Bose)
- an incubator-housed, atmosphere- and temperature-controlled bioreactor for applying static or cyclic compression and / or shear forces in displacement or load control termed IncuDyn (designed and assembled by the M.I.T. Biomedical Engineering Center)
The device used for testing on a nanoscopic scale used for e. g. live single cell nanoindentation or materials characterization is:
- a Chiaro Nanoindenter (OPTICS11) in combination with an atmosphere- and temperature-controlled AxioObserver Z1 (Zeiss)
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