Biaxial Cell Stretching System (ST-1900)



Stage-mountable system with biaxial stretching and compression functionality.

  • Simultaneously stretches cells in a single chamber in one or two directions while allowing for imaging pre- and post-stretch.
  • 64 available preprogrammed stretching patterns to save time.
  • Bidirectional stretch parameters included, however uniaxial stretch is possible too.

Biaxial system with 4cm chamber size allows for:

  • Cytoskeleton rearrangements.
  • Gene/Protein Expression.
  • Cell Morphology studies.

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Biaxial Cell Stretching System

Stage-mountable for imaging before and after stretching


  • Capable of bidirectional stretching cells in culture; functions by applying a stress load to cells growing in-vitro, provided that the microscope set up is compatible.
  • Simultaneously stretches cells in a single chamber, in one or two directions while allowing for imaging before and after stretch.
  • The system’s mechanical stretching unit operates inside an incubator atop a microscope, while the control unit and video output are placed outside.
  • 64 available preprogrammed stretch patterns save researchers precious time and make it incredibly easy to get experiments started.
  • Bidirectional stretch parameters included, however, the uniaxial stretch is possible as well.


System Configuration

Main Unit: Compatible with Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss, and Leica microscopes. Stage drawings are required for the necessary stage adapter to be built.

Control Unit: Actuates the main unit to implement the desired stretching pattern for one cell culture.

Note: Video output through computer/monitor is not provided. STREX does not sell these.


System Specification

ST-1900: Employs 4 cm² chamber designed for XY bidirectional stretching

Stretching Patterns: Up to 64 patterns. Custom patterns for high-velocity stretch are available for purchase.

Stretch Direction: Biaxial stretch, but is capable of a uniaxial stretch as well.

Compatible Stretch Chamber: SC-0042

Strex Inc. research, develop, and manufacture physiological stimulation laboratory instruments for medical science research, to facilitate researchers to observe cell responses to mechanical stress. There range of cell biology cell stretching products are used in labs located across the globe, Learn more about Strex’s systems at there website:

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If you are unsure what model is best suited for your experiments, contact us directly or make an enquiry of this product using the button below. After supplying us with information about your experimental set-up, we will advise on the most suitable system.