The mechanoPETL is useful when you need to apply forces inside of channels or chambers. A thin flexible membrane is pneumatically actuated for fluid displacement or for exerting pressure on micro organs and/or tissues. For example, whole Drosophila embryos or their isolated organs can be compressed for mechanobiology studies. The bottom layer is a microscope slide, so imaging can take place at all stages of the experiment. As always, channel and chamber arrangements can be modified to fit your experimental system: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most users have specific dimensions and requirements in mind for their devices. You can purchase devices off the shelf, but you can also send us your specifications and we will build devices that fit your needs. See instructions here.