Laboratory Equipment Blog
LabTrax 8/16 hardware combined with MDAC software is an excellent choice for WPI's SI-H line of muscle physiology products like the SI-MKB Muscle Platform, SI-CTS Cell Tester and SI-HTB Horizontal Tissue Baths. This data acquisition system is ideal for testing physiological characteristics like the contractile and elastic properties of different tissues in various conditions like isometric, anisometric or isotonic states. This data acquisition system was designed with the muscle researcher in mind, because the knowledge of physiological characteristics of muscles is critical when quantifying the beneficial or adverse effects of a stimulus (like a pharmaceutical drug) on muscle function in pre-clinical studies.
This index links to many of the muscle physiology articles on this site.
This table describes the most common muscle physiology tests, along with which SI-H components are necessary to perform the tests.
Learn how the SI-BAM21-LC optical force transducer amplier works with the rest of the SI-H line.
Learn how the anti-oscillation unit is used to eliminate symphonic resonance during muscle physiology experimentation.
The SI-COLUB constant load module lets you maintain a constant force, muscle length or sarcomere length rather than keep the total length of the preparation constant during an isometric contraction. Read more here to understand how the SI-H constant load module is programed for muscle physiology experiments.