These grips have been designed to apply compression loads and perfusion flow through the pores a thick scaffolds simultaneously. To operate with them, the TC-3 must be configured vertically. Then, the scaffold is placed is inserted in the system and the upper actuator displaces compressing it to the desired level while culture medium flow is injected in the pores of the scaffold through the lower grip.
The scaffold or tissues this grips can be applied with are those which are subjected to compression loads in-vivo like, e.g., bone or cartilage.
It is worth noting that the scaffold is not clamped to the grips, so only compresion can be applied on it.
|Compression grips compatible with the TC-3 loading bioreactor system. They allow to establish a flow through the sample while deformation is applied on it.
||10, 13 and 18 mm in diameter