Laboratory Equipment Blog

Data Acqusition Designed for Muscle Physiology Pre-Clinical Trials

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

LabTrax 8/16LabTrax 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.


More on Muscle Physiology

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This index links to many of the muscle physiology articles on this site.


Electronics Setup for Muscle Tester Platforms

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014


SI-HTB Horizontal Tissue Bath Setup

Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014


Common Tests Performed on Muscles Using SI-H Systems

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

This table describes the most common muscle physiology tests, along with which SI-H components are necessary to perform the tests.


How the SI-BAM21-LCB Amplifier Works

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Learn how the SI-BAM21-LC optical force transducer amplier works with the rest of the SI-H line.


Eliminating the Resonance Frequency with the Anti-Oscillation Unit

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Learn how the anti-oscillation unit is used to eliminate symphonic resonance during muscle physiology experimentation.


A Typical Constant Load Experiment

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

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.