New technology now provides investigators the ability to reliably attach myocytes, mechanically stretch them, make direct force measurements and control cell length intelligently. This webinar reviews best-practices and techniques for attaching, stretching, and studying isolated cells.
During this exclusive webinar sponsored by IonOptix, presenters Ben Prosser and Michiel Helmes discuss methodology, best-practices, and show attendees how to attach isolated myocytes to ensure accurate force measurements. In addition, Ben Prosser reviews an application of myocyte stretching and loading. Michiel Helmes discusses the importance of both mechanical loading and measuring force, and how controlling myocyte length to regulate force development enables generation of work loops and a host of mechanical studies.
Key topics in this webinar include…
- Why it is important to mechanically load single myocytes and how to do master the technique
- The value of measuring force in single cell applications of cardiac function research
- Why it is important to control myocyte length
- The value of combining force measurements with other indices of contraction and cellular function
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