McMaster University

McMaster University

Prototype Machine Shop — Specialized Equipment

Basic Research

In vitro

CELLS:

  • Patch Clamping - Tissue culture dish (35mm) insert, with or without heating water jacket. In/out perfusion ports, salt bridge channel, optional thermocouple -low noise. TC dish wells cut.
  • Rheoscope - Four chamber rheoscope to measure sheer e.g. adhesion of platelets to biomaterials.
  • Encapsulator - Encapsulates cells into gel biomicrospheres for implantation.

TISSUE:

  • Tomita and Ussing type tissue baths.
  • Sucrose Gap apparatus.
  • Superfussion tissue holder with platinum rings for field stimulation.

ORGAN:

  • Smooth muscle organ bath setup, tissue hooks, platinum electrodes for field stimulation.
  • Whole organ isolation chamber.

In vivo

VARIOUS ELECTRODES:

  • Stainless steel stimulating electrodes, vagal cuff electrodes, gold plated — platinum black tungsten electrodes for multiunit brain recording.

GUT STRAIN GAUGES:

  • Half bridge, temperature compensated, silicone (mesh) embedded.
  • Lab equipment

ANESTHETIC INDUCTION CHAMBER:

  • Includes lightweight rack to secure vapouriser and accessories for use under sterile hood.

FARADAY CAGE:

  • Mesh Models
  • Solid models.

BEHAVIOURAL TESTING DEVICES

RADIATION SHIELDS AND CONTAINERS

SCINTILLATION TUBE CUTTER


Clinical Research

IRRADIATION DEVICE:

  • Photodynamic therapy.

STRENGTH TESTERS:

  • Biceps, digits. Custom load cell.
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