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Red Mile

Lab Alum working on Red Mile before it was converted to intact muscle.

The current stage on Red Mile is a plexiglass stage.  A small trabeculae can be seen attached to the motor (blue cylinder, above) and the force transducer (black box, left).  The experimental chamber is gravity perfused and lined with pacing leads and peltier thermal units.

Red Mile was recently adapted to perform intact muscle (primarily trabeculae) experiments.

Dedicated equipment includes:
1) Aurora 403 Force Transducer
2) Aurora 312C High Speed Length Controller
3) Microstar DAP5216 card
4) Nikon Inverted Microscope
5) Grass Stimulator
6) Custom temperature controller using Peltier junctions.