Overview:CellScale is a world leader in biomaterials testing equipment, software and cell growth environments. Our core competency is characterizing and analyzing the material properties of natural and replacement biomaterials – a key technology needed in the pursuit of the next revolution in medical treatments. Our growing company was founded through research at the University of Waterloo.
The BioTester provides researchers with an easy-to-use, affordable test instrument to characterize soft tissues and biomaterials. This biaxial test system captures and graphically displays live images and force and displacement data. The system also has an image tracking and analysis package that allows for a complete understanding of test results.
The MicroSquisher is designed to test specimens that are 50 µm to 2 mm in size, to achieve force resolutions as small as 50 nN and to collect high-quality images of the specimen during the test. Typical applications include tissue samples, cell aggregates and hydrogel microspheres.
The MechanoCulture system was developed to allow researchers to study the effects of uniaxial and multiaxial strain on cell behavior, growth, and differentiation. It is the first device to support not only cell monolayers on a deformable substrate but also 3D structures under tensile deformation.