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project CONE PLATE

Device to study the response of stem cells in culture, which simulates the blood flow from the point of view of stress (pressure) and time history (heart beat).

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Requirements and design specifications

  • High dynamic performance.
  • Usable in standard incubators.
  • User configurable stress profile.
  • Device ease of use: easy replacement of culture plate, compact size.

Attività svoltePerformed activities

  • From functional diagram up to prototype realisation.
  • Choice of motion transmission.
  • Control system development.
  • Definition of device layout.

Obiettivi raggiuntiGoals achieved

  • Development of a turnkey device (including control system and user control interface).
  • Device reproducing the set of motion profiles in a very accurate way.
  • The mechanical design not only ensures functionality but also facilitates management: its layout ebables to easily replace the cultures to be tested; in addition, its compact dimensions guarantee its use inside standard size incubators.

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