Bioreactor System for Mechanical Stimulation of Biological Samples
The subject application provides an apparatus for applying mechanical loading to a biological sample, said apparatus comprising: a bioreactor device configured to house the biological sample, and a load application unit for applying mechanical loading to the biological sample housed in the bioreactor device, said load application unit including: a) a first sliding arm for applying mechanical displacement to the biological sample in the bioreactor device in a first predetermined direction; and b) a guide rail coupled to the first sliding arm to limit movement of the first sliding arm such that the first sliding arm moves only in the first predetermined direction when displaced.
LU HELEN H [US]; CASTILLO MARIO [US]; DARGIS BOOTH R [US]
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