The compression grips were designed to apply compression loads and, therefore, they should be used with scaffolds and tissues in which compression is the dominant load like, e.g., bone and cartilage.
These grips have been designed to apply tension loads on the samples, as well as the rod-like grips. However, these grips have been conceived to be used with planar samples like sheet-shaped tissues or membranes (e.g., skin).
Moreover, it is worth noting that these grips maintain the sample very close to the bottom glass window so the visual inspection is made possible.
These grips have been designed to apply tension loads on the samples, as well as the sheet-like grips. However, these grips have been conceived to be used with samples which present a medium or high mechanical resistance and whose geometry is not plane.
Scaffolds or samples which may be used with these grips are ligaments or tendons, which have a cylindrical-shaped section, or other tissues with thick sections.
In principle there is not any restriction which helps two different grips to be used at the same time. However, it may be rather difficult to configure the system like that, so it is adviced to use the same grips when two or three chambers are used at the same time.