2-in-1 tissue bath system
emkaBATH4 is a 2-in-1 tissue bath system for studying the contractile properties of:
It provides heated, oxygenated and nutrient-rich perfusate to the tissues to ensure their viability while data are acquired.
Signal amplifiers, filling and emptying pumps, motors, heating elements, etc, are hidden inside the mainframe (parts requiring periodic maintenance are easily accessible however).
The control panel on the emkaBATH4 therefore provides a single point of interaction with the entire system.
Before starting experiments, you simply need to connect the mainframe to a power unit, carbogen bottle, perfusate supply and waste bottle.
emkaBATH4 complete setup
Open system: analog output for direct connection to any acquisition software
What is emkaBATH4?
emkaBATH4 is designed for use with our it50 or it1 isometic transducers (can be adapted to be used with isotonic transducers).
A calibrated analog signal from each transducer is available on the BNC connectors, permitting use of any acquisition software.
Different sizes of baths are available (5mL, 10mL, 20mL) and they are interchangeable.
A wide range of tissue fixation hooks makes emkaBATH4 suitable for study of different types of contractile tissue (aortic ring, trachea, papillary muscle...).
When necessary, we can supply stimulating electrodes and stimulators.
The emkaBATH4 mainframe can easily be adapted for the study of up to 4 microvessels (vessels of diameter 100 µm to 3 mm and up to 3.5 mm long),
by using microvessel baths in place of the standard tubular baths.
Switch from tubular baths to microvessel baths only takes a few minutes.
Each 5 mL microvessel bath incorporates its own isometric transducer (itMYO) measuring forces up to 30 g.
All operations are automated and can be launched from the mainframe control panel: set tissue tension, set bath temperature, fill/empty/wash/renew bath. Real-time measurements (tension and temperature) are also displayed on the control panel.
view of the emkaBATH4 front panel - zoom on bath 4 and temperature control
view of the emkaBATH4 rear panel - analog output for direct connection to any acquisition software
Even more possibilities become available if you have an appropriate version of iox2 acquisition software: