Researchers at the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute will pursue a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to address the cellular level of osteoarthritis (OA) along with prevention and treatment.
- Confocal imaging
- Live-cell imaging
- Mechanical loading
- Mechanical testing
- Bone and Cartilage processing and histology
Epifluorescence Microscopes: Upright Zeiss w/ Color Axio CamMRc5 camera; Inverted Zeiss w/ Monochrome AxioCamNRc camera and motorized stage; Upright Zeiss Image A2 w/ Color Axio CamMRc5 camera.
Confocal Microscope: Zeiss LSM510 Inverted Observe.Z1 with optional lens inverter, environmental chamber, and heated stage.
Fluorescent Microscope and Calcium Imaging: Leica DMI6000B Inverted w/ high speed EMCCD camera, motorized stage and environmental chamber
Stereomicroscope: Olympus SZx7
Live imaging Apparatus: Isofluorane anesthesia machine; Environmental Chamber; Incubation System (PECON System 2000)
Mechanical Testing Devices: Instron 5848 MicroTester; TA Instruments Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer; Bose ElectroForce TestBench; Custom Piezo-positioning/loading system; Custom Cantilever loading device; Custom Microindenter;
Physiological Manipulation Devices: Syringe Pump (Harvard Apparatus PhD Ultra); MultiChannel Dispenser (ISMATE IPC High Precision); Catheter Blood Pressure measuring system (Millar); Manipulators (Narishig);
Sample Prep and Histology: Diamond Saws (Buehler Isomet 1000 and Isomet low speed precision); 3D table-top milling machine (Roland);
There are multiple ways to take advantage of the array of Cytomechanics Core services. Contact Liyun Wang, Director, to find out more.