Isolated tissue and organ preparations allow researchers to investigate the physiology and pharmacology of various tissue samples in a controlled environment without the complications of an intact animal model. These in vitro experiments can be performed using a variety of tissues and organs including smooth muscle, skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, gastrointestinal and urogenital tissue samples and arterial rings. Typically, these studies are performed in temperature controlled environments with tissues perfused in an oxygenated physiological buffer solution. Typical evoked-response protocols can be carried out using pharmacological agents and/or electrical stimulation.
iWorx offers transducers, amplifiers, stimulators and recorders that work with a variety of tissuebath systems.