Strex Manual Cell Stretching System

Product Code: ST-0040, ST-0100

Strex provides a unique Manual Cell Stretching System.

  • Manual Cell Stretching System for evaluative purposes.
  • Two versions available: 4 cm2 or 10 cm2 stretch chambers.
  • Conduct observations under a microscope for real-time cell observation.



ST-0040, 4 cm² chambers

ST-0100, 10 cm² chambers and multi-well chambers

  • Stretch Ratio Up to 20% max. Each turn of the dial increases the ratio by 0.5 mm (equating to a 2.5% increase for the ST-0040 system and 1.6% for the ST-0100).
  • Stretch Direction Uniaxial

Note: Cells should be cultured by placing the stretch system into a culture plate.

Compatible Chambers
Chamber      Compatible Stretch Device   Culture area (cm) / Volume
SC-0040       ST-1400/ST-0040                     2.0 x 2.0 x 1.0
SC-0100       ST-1400/ST-0100                     3.2 x 3.2 x 1.0
SC-1044       ST-1440/ST-0040                     1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0
SC-0044       ST-1400/ST-0100                     1.5 x 1.5 x 1.0


Additional Information

The Manual Cell Stretching System applies stretching and compression force to cells, but it is manually operated by hand. It is used for evaluative purposes in considering the introduction of a fully automated stretching system, such as the ST-1400. The manual system employs the same chambers as the ST-1400 system. Two versions are available, depending on the size of the stretch chamber desired; 4 cm2 or 10 cm2.

Conducting observations using the manual cell stretching system under a microscope: To capture images under a microscope, fix the chamber with the device in a flipped position, opposite to the normal orientation. This will allow for the observation of cells in real-time. However, note that the reproducibility of this machine is much lower than that of an automated machine, such as the ST-1400