• Compact and easy to use setup for electrophysiology studies on heart muscle
• Suitable for papillary muscle and Purkinje Fibre
• Recording of intracellular action potential and force development
• Mini coaxial electrode for electrical stimulation
The Steiert Tissue bath system is a horizontal system specifically designed for studies of cardiac tissue preparations such as papillary muscle and purkinje fibers. The unique design allows the user to record both intracellular action potentials and contractile force from the same tissue preparation. Set-ups are available as the core system only or complete Turn-key solutions. The core system includes the tissue bath, pump and DC controlled perfusate warming. The tissue bath has ports for fluid inlet and outlet (adjustable height sipper tube), isometric force transducer mounting with micrometer control to maintain and monitor tissue tension and a direct contact coaxial stimulation electrode. Silicone grease is used to seal the opening through which the tissue support extends from the tissue preparation to the force transducer.
The low volume bath design features an adjustable height sipper tube to adjust and set the bath volume. Other available accessories include amplifiers (bridge amp transducer and Microelectrode Amplifier with matching headstage amplifier), recording electrodes, tissue preparation dish, anti-vibration tables, microscopes, micromanipulators and many other options. The Microelectrode Amplifier Module includes a separate headstage amplifier used to record intra cellular potentials The headstage amp is easily mounted on a micromanipulator and the open bath design facilitates electrode placement.