contraction force measurement. It is completely open at the top and has a
small bath volume of 3 - 5 ml. The compact and modular construction pro-
vides ideal conditions for investigations on small muscle preparations
(urethra, papillary muscle, cavernous body), vascular rings, or tracheal
adjustment through a micrometer screw. This platform receive
the tissue chamber and acts as holder for the force transducer.
The acrylate support also includes a glass heat exchanger for
the pre-heating of the perfusate solution.
The tissue chamber differentiates the two versions.
support stand. This chamber includes the tissue holder, the connections for
electrical stimulation electrodes, a frit for aeration and a draw-off tube
with height adjustment to set the bath volume. As it is not jacketed,
continuous flow through the chamber is required.
teflon coated stainless steel plate to optimize the temperature stability of
the solution. A additional small stainless steel heat exchanger is also built
in to avoid temperature fluctuation.
chamber. The superfusion chamber cannot be used for incubation.
A thermocirculator for keeping the perfusate solution
at constant temperature
arrangements to meet individual requirements regarding bath geometry,
tissue holders and stimulation electrodes. The horizontal arrangement of
the tissue and the open top provide ideal conditions during preparation
stainless steel and are therefore inert and corrosion-resistant. The solution
flows in from a roller pump and passes through a heat exchanger, the
outflow is under suction through a suction tube with height adjustment by
the same pump. A frit for aeration is located in the tissue chamber. Two
connection sockets for the stimulation electrodes are located on either
side of the tissue chamber.
Bath Configured as a flow-