BioDynamic 5200

ElectroForce multi-specimen BioDynamic test instruments can be used for a variety of tissues and biomaterials, and allow reproducible mechanical stimulation, for statistical characterization of multiple specimens. With multi-mover capabilities for tension/compression loading and dynamic (pulsatile) flow stimulation, multi-specimen BioDynamic instruments from TA ElectroForce open up new research possibilities for advanced tissue engineering and biomaterials research

BioDynamic 5100

TA ElectroForce BioDynamic test instruments provide accurate mechanical stimulation and characterization characterization of biomaterials and biological specimens within a sterile cell culture media environment. The instruments can be used for the evaluation of a variety of specimens, including biomaterials, acellular and cell-seeded scaffolds, native tissue samples and tissue-engineered constructs.

3D CulturePro Bioreactors

The TA ElectroForce 3DCulturePro bioreactor is a multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor for reproducible and reliable tissue growth. This system supports cell growth and 3D tissue culture in an easy-to-use, scalable setup. The bioreactor comes as a single, standalone chamber with specimen fixtures or as a complete, multi-chamber system with a perfusion pump to fill the needs of individual labs at an affordable price.

This bioreactor can be used by biologists interested in 3D cell culture, biomedical researchers and medical device product manufacturers transitioning from static to perfusion fluid flow culture, and pharmacologists and drug development researchers looking for in vitro test beds or ex vivo drug delivery systems.

Multi-Specimen Fatigue

To reduce time and costs for developing fatigue life (s/n) curves for NiTi, CoCr, and SS stent materials and structures, TA ElectroForce has configured multi-specimen test systems utilizing the versatility of the ElectroForce 3200 and 3330 test instruments. Both systems include the enhanced measurement capability of the TA ElectroForce High Accuracy Displacement Sensor. This enables an even wider range of testing by improving low-amplitude displacement measurements, all through a single, easy-to-use displacement channel. The sensor is calibrated to the highest accuracy class, Class A, of ASTM E-2309

Peripheral Stent

Peripheral arteries have greater bending, twisting, and stretching motions than coronary arteries, so stents placed in peripheral arteries will undergo greater stresses and strains. We have developed the ElectroForce 9400 multi-axis peripheral stent (MAPS) test instrument for stent applications in peripheral arteries. This programmable instrument simulates the complex loading that stents experience in the peripheral arteries. These include the renal arteries, the carotid arteries, and the femoral-popliteal arteries.

Drug Eluting Stent

ElectroForce Systems Group has developed a multiple tube stent test instrument for fatigue & durability testing of coated stents and drug eluting stents for regulatory approval. The ElectroForce 9210 system provides a new standard of performance resulting in expedited time to market and improved testing accuracy.

Through a combination of new and existing proprietary ElectroForce technologies, the instrument allows a user to test twelve specimens simultaneously and provides increased distention uniformity along the stent profile. It combines high-frequency performance with the necessary precision for particle capture. This programmable instrument is capable of controlled pulsatile radial distension of stents in silicone, latex, or other elastomeric mock arteries, or in straight tubes or tubes with other physiologically relevant configurations (i.e. pulse on a bend).

Stent/Graft Testers (SGT)

The NEW DuraPulse Stent/Graft test (SGT) instrument extends the performance and reliability that ElectroForce SGTs have become known for over the past 20 years. Still utilizing proprietary high-bandwidth, low-distortion ElectroForce actuator technology to provide best-in-class performance, the DuraPulse SGT incorporates a modular manifold design that allows the user to easily change out manifold and tube sets to optimize sample throughput for various stented device sizes. An enhanced software user interface is easier to use and includes inner diameter (ID) and outer diameter (OD) radial strain calculations, improved strain control modes, and simplified data acquisition.

Heart Valve Durability

Using proprietary ElectroForce controls and linear motor technology, the DuraPulse Heart Valve Test (HVT) instrument achieves smooth waveform fidelity and precise control for accelerated heart valve durability testing. Automatic feedback control and independent test chambers ensure that established test conditions are maintained throughout the test. The DuraPulse HVT instrument provides testing to the ISO 5840 standard for heart valve durability assessment.

TestBench

ElectroForce TestBench configurations were designed with component testing in mind, and thanks to their modular approach, a wide array of configurations and performance capabilities are possible. These instruments can be configured with 200N, 400N, or 3kN ElectroForce linear motors mounted on a horizontal baseplate and include multi-channel and multi-axis options.

Reaction brackets are pre-designed to allow attachment of components or the test specimen to the mounting baseplate. In addition, a saline bath can be provided as an environmental option. By selecting the proper baseplate and ElectroForce motor packages, a variety of testing needs can be addressed.

Planar Biaxial

The ElectroForce Planar Biaxial TestBench instrument offers superior control and unparalleled performance in material and soft tissue characterization. Using this instrument, you can assess mechanical anisotropy and stress-strain relationships in samples that range from engineered devices, including wearable sensors and wound repair meshes, to tissues such as skin, pericardium, and heart valve leaflets. This instrument can be configured with either two or four ElectroForce linear motors mounted on a horizontal baseplate and load cell options for each axis of loading

ElectroForce 5500

The ElectroForce 5500 test instrument provides characterization and stimulation capabilities for a variety of synthetic materials such as composites and elastomers, biomaterials, tissue samples, and tissue-engineered constructs. It features a 200 N maximum force.

This test instrument is versatile and can meet the individualized needs of educators and researchers through a variety of fixtures and software options.