Press Release Summary:
Designed for chronic stimulation of bulk quantities of cells in culture incubators, multi-channel C-Pace EP emits bipolar stimuli. In addition to standard pacing protocols, EP has flexible pacing protocols for arrhythmia, exercise, and irregular pacing. Advanced TTL triggering allows switching to next programmed pulse train. C-Pace EP enables treatment of cells in native environmental conditions and encourages pre-commitment of stem cells.
Original Press Release:
New In-Incubator Cell Culture Stimulation
Cells need exercise, too!
Use this multiplexing, in-incubator, cell culture stimulator to keep your cells in shape by preventing de-differentiation or by encouraging pre-commitment.
The NEW C-Pace EP from Harvard Appartus is a multi-channel stimulator designed for the chronic stimulation of bulk quantities of cells in culture incubators. This pacer emits bipolar stimuli, greatly reducing electrolysis at the electrodes.
o Allows treatment of cells in their native environmental conditions
o Prevents de-differentiation of adult cardiomyocytes
o Encourages pre-commitment of Stem Cells toward certain muscle phenotypes
o Ideal for cardiac tissue engineering
In addition to standard pacing protocols, the EP has flexible pacing protocols for arrhythmia, exercise, and irregular pacing. Advanced TTL triggering allows switching to the next programmed pulse train. Functionality can be generalized (e.g. acute pacing) using the Gate and Aux outputs.
The primary benefit of this system is that it allows the researcher to treat the cells in a manner consistent with their native environment. Like using proper maintenance media and incubation, chronic culture pacing will help induce and/or maintain phenotype over time, a key necessity for utilization in cardiac tissue engineering.
Harvard Apparatus is a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative and specialized products to enhance bioresearch.