TC-3F bioreactor

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The TC-3F Bioreactor, with force measurement capabilities, is the natural evolution of the TC-3 bioreactor. Moreover the advantages of the original version, the TC-3F permits the user to measure the force which is applied on the sample for each tension or compression level. Run up to three simultaneous experiments while the force exerted by the material is recorded. The first load system specifically designed for cell culture with force measurement capabilities.

The TC-3F permits to work with:

  • One, two or three simultaneous samples.
  • Up to 100N of maximal force measurement capacity
  • Easy-to-use and intutive control software.
  • Grips compatible with sheet-shaped, rod-shaped and cylinder-shaped samples.
  • Tension and compression axial loading.

Ease of use is the key feature of the TC-3F system, which can be used just with a basic knoledge withou the need of studying thick manuals and intrincated softwares. The TC-3F provides some of the futures of material testing machines adapted to cell culture, but keeping the operation of the system as simple as possible.

Different grips for tension and compression loads are available, which gives the TC-3F the versatility necessary to become an essential piece of equipment in a tissue engineering laboratory.

A standard computer is used to control de system, which is operated through a simple, easy-to-use software interface.


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TC-3F load bioreactor system with force measurement capabilities.


The table below shows the main technical specifications of the EBERS TC-3 Mechanical Stimulation Bioreactor.

TC-3F Bioreactor technical sheet

TC-3F Mechanical Stimulation Bioreactor
Actuation system
Dimensions [W x D x H]
  • Vertical configuration: 285 x 478 x 110 mm
  • Horizontal configuration: 290 x 300 x 492 to 512 mm
Number of chambers Up to 3
Minimal displacement increment 0.005 mm
Maximal force 400 N
Control PC-based control software
Power supply and consumption 110-220 V, 50-60 Hz, IEC 14 power cord
Maximal deformation rate 10 mm/s
Tension and Compression Chambers
Autoclavable Yes
External dimensions [W x D x H] 78 x 137 x 51 mm
Internal dimensions [W x D x H]  38 x 65 x 32 mm
Maximal internal volume [*]   ~ 90 ml
  • Rod-like grips
Autoclavable Yes
Useful width 30 mm
Maximal displacement 22.5 mm
Minimal displacement 0.5 mm
  • Compression grips
Autoclavable Yes
Useful diameter [mm] 22 mm
Maximal displacement [mm] 22.5 mm
Minimal displacement 0.5 mm
Load cells
LC50 Nominal force: 50 N
LC100 Nominal force: 100 N
LC200 Nominal force: 200 N

Please contact us for further information if you want to know more about the TC-3F.



Anchoring systems

Adjustable anchoring system

Adjustable anchoring system

This anchroing system allows to customize the length of the chamber shaft in order to adapt it to the length of the scaffold. Thereby, the deformation conditions can be adjusted when working with different length scaffolds or to obtain homogenous conditions when working with the hydrostatic pressure chambers. It is comaptible with all the chambers and grips available.


Tension & compression


Tension & compression chambers

Culture chambers are designed to be compatible with all the available deformation grips.

rodlike grips

Rod-like scaffolds grips

Apply tension loads on cylindrical or sheet-like scaffolds.

compression grips

Compression grips

Apply compression loads on your scaffolds.




Electrical stimulation


Electrical stimulation module

Create coordinated electrical and mechanical stimulation conditions.




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