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MT G2 MicroTester

MT G2 MicroTester

The MicroTester is a micro-scale mechanical test system that does what others can’t. Smaller specimens, better force resolution, easier test setups, and great visuals. Applications include small tissue samples, hydrogel microspheres, cell spheroids, and engineered microtissues. It is available in 2 versions to meet your specific needs

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  • Compression, tension, bending, indentation
  • Shear testing test modes when combined with the optional Shear Test Module
  • Highest level precision using Piezo-electric actuators with 0.1µm resolution
  • Optional second axis imaging
  • Force resolution down to 10nN
  • High resolution CCD imaging
  • Integrated temperature-controlled media bath
  • Fully featured user interface software for simple, cyclic, relaxation, and multi-modal testing with real-time feedback

The MicroTester is a micro-scale mechanical test system that does what others can’t. Smaller specimens, better force resolution, easier test setups, and great visuals. Applications include small tissue samples, hydrogel microspheres, cell spheroids, and engineered microtissues.


MicroScale Mechanical Testing Examples

Mechanical Testing of Soft Gels using the CellScale MicroSquisher

Muscle Tissue Construct Testing at Kent State University

CellScale MicroSquisher Instructional Overview

Compression Test of a Hydrogel Microsphere

Hydrogel Tension Test

  Zebrafish Embryo Cell Spheroid Compression Testing


Mechanical Testing of Soft Gels


Hydrogel MicroSphere Compression Test Demonstration


Dimensions 56 X 14 X 24cm 52 X 17 X 21cm
Weight 9kg 6.5kg
Force Capacity 500mN 500mN
Available Force Transducers 0.005, 0.02, 0.08, 0.2, 1, 5, 25, 100, 500mN 0.005, 0.02, 0.08, 0.2, 1, 5, 25, 100, 500mN
Force Accuracy Approx. 0.2% of transducer capacity Approx. 0.2% of transducer capacity
Maximum Grip Separation Approx. 10mm Approx. 10mm
Maximum Velocity 5mm/s 5mm/s
Maximum Cycle Frequency 0.1Hz 0.1Hz
Maximum Data Rate 5Hz 5Hz
Actuator Technology Piezo-electric Motor Stepper Motor
Actuator Resolution 0.1um 1um
Range of Field of View 0.4-11.0mm 0.8-5.5mm
Vertical Image Resolution 2048px 1536px
Secondary Camera Option Yes No
Secondary Test Axis Option (Shear) Yes No



Bekesi, N., Dorronsoro, C., de la Hoz, A., & Marcos, S. (2016). Material Properties from Air Puff Corneal Deformation by Numerical Simulations on Model Corneas. PLOS ONE, 11(10), e0165669.

Gillies, D., Gamal, W., & Downes, A. (2017). Real-time and non-invasive measurements of cell mechanical behaviour with optical coherence phase microscopy. Of SPIE Vol.

Hached, F., Vinatier, C., Pinta, P.-G., Hulin, P., Le Visage, C., Weiss, P., … Grimandi, G. (2017). Polysaccharide Hydrogels Support the Long-Term Viability of Encapsulated Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Ability to Secrete Immunomodulatory Factors. Stem Cells International, 2017, 1–11.

Henry, N., Clouet, J., Fragale, A., Griveau, L., Chédeville, C., Véziers, J., … Le Visage, C. (2017). Pullulan microbeads/Si-HPMC hydrogel injectable system for the sustained delivery of GDF-5 and TGF-β1: new insight into intervertebral disc regenerative medicine. Drug Delivery, 24(1), 999–1010.

Kasukonis, B. M., Kim, J. T., Washington, T. A., & Wolchok, J. C. (2016). Development of an infusion bioreactor for the accelerated preparation of decellularized skeletal muscle scaffolds. Biotechnology Progress, 32(3), 745–755.

Kvasnytsia, M., Famaey, N., Böhm, M., & Verhoelst, E. (2016). Patient Specific Vascular Benchtop Models for Development and Validation of Medical Devices for Minimally Invasive Procedures. Journal of Medical Robotics Research, 1(3), 1640008.

Mironov, V., & Yu, H. (2017). Tensiometric estimation of material properties of tissue spheroids. Retrieved from

Monaco, L. A., DeWitte-Orr, S. J., & Gregory, D. E. (2016). A comparison between porcine, ovine, and bovine intervertebral disc anatomy and single lamella annulus fibrosus tensile properties. Journal of Morphology, 277(2), 244–251.

Park, D. W., Sebastiani, A., Yap, C. H., Simon, M. A., & Kim, K. (2016). Quantification of Coupled Stiffness and Fiber Orientation Remodeling in Hypertensive Rat Right-Ventricular Myocardium Using 3D Ultrasound Speckle Tracking with Biaxial Testing. PLOS ONE, 11(10), e0165320.

Pradhan, S., Clary, J. M., Seliktar, D., & Lipke, E. A. (2017). A three-dimensional spheroidal cancer model based on PEG-fibrinogen hydrogel microspheres. Biomaterials, 115, 141–154.

Pradhan, S., Hassani, I., Seeto, W. J., & Lipke, E. A. (2017). PEG-fibrinogen hydrogels for three-dimensional breast cancer cell culture. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 105(1), 236–252.

Seeto, W. J., Tian, Y., Winter, R. L., Caldwell, F. J., Wooldridge, A. A., & Lipke, E. A. (2017). Encapsulation of Equine Endothelial Colony Forming Cells in Highly Uniform, Injectable Hydrogel Microspheres for Local Cell Delivery. Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods, 23(11), 815–825.

Silva, K. R., Rezende, R. A., Pereira, F. D. A. S., Gruber, P., Stuart, M. P., Ovsianikov, A., … Mironov, V. (2016). Delivery of Human Adipose Stem Cells Spheroids into Lockyballs. PLOS ONE, 11(11), e0166073.

Sivakumaran, D., Mueller, E., & Hoare, T. (2017). Microfluidic production of degradable thermoresponsive poly( N -isopropylacrylamide)-based microgels. Soft Matter, 13(47), 9060–9070.

Stewart, D. M., Monaco, L. A., & Gregory, D. E. (2017). The aging disc: using an ovine model to examine age-related differences in the biomechanical properties of the intralamellar matrix of single lamellae. European Spine Journal, 26(1), 259–266.

Wu, S., Wang, Y., Streubel, P., & Duan, B. (2017). Living nanofiber yarn-based woven biotextiles for tendon tissue engineering using cell tri-culture and mechanical stimulation. Acta Biomaterialia. Retrieved from

Yu, C., Kornmuller, A., Brown, C., Hoare, T., & Flynn, L. E. (2017). Decellularized adipose tissue microcarriers as a dynamic culture platform for human adipose-derived stem/stromal cell expansion. Biomaterials, 120, 66–80.




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