A Cost Effective Way to Access the 5500 Test Instrument for Biomedical Testing

Bose is keen to encourage biomedical innovation and education, and to ensure that its technology is accessible to researchers and future researchers for whom it could be advantageous. In view of that, the company is launching the Bose® Access program. As part of this global initiative, Bose will offer the versatile Bose 5500 test instrument (Figure 1) as a new package, which also includes a computer, the WinTest® 7 software, and a load cell. Installation and training are also part of the new package.

The Bose 5500 test instrument.

Figure 1. The Bose 5500 test instrument.

The Bose Access program is applicable to both academic and industrial settings. It is suitable for fields such as biomedical research; product development for biological products and medical devices; education/teaching in biology and biomedical engineering laboratories.

The Bose 5500 Base System

The Bose 5500 test instrument provides research solutions for educators and innovators (Figure 2). In the academic research, the base system can be applied for the characterization of biomaterials and tissues including the simulation of physiologic loading to trigger cell response. In education and teaching purposes, the Bose 5500 test instrument can be used for understanding the behavior of viscoelastic materials and in biotechnology labs as well as in biomedical courses, including biomechanics and cell biology.

The Bose 5500 test instrument provides research solutions for educators and innovators.

Figure 2. The Bose 5500 test instrument provides research solutions for educators and innovators.

The Bose 5500 test instrument has also found use in the product development stage where it has been used to develop new materials, test medical devices, and perform in vitro testing of pharmaceuticals.

Key Specifications of Bose 5500 Test Instrument

The key specifications of the Bose 5500 base system are summarized in the following table:

5500 Base System Specifications
Peak Max/Load ± 200N
Max Frequency 20Hz
Max Displacement 13mm
Frame Height 49.0cm
Frame Width 20.3cm
Frame Depth 26.9cm
Max Vertical test Space (Shaft) 15.0cm
Max Vertical test Space (No Shaft) 26.7cm
Frame Weight 16kg

Salient Features of Bose 5500

The Bose 5500 base system features an ElectroForce® proprietary zero-friction motor, which is simple and efficient and delivers unprecedented performance for both sterile and non-sterile applications. The versatile instrument has a broad application range, including medical device testing, biomaterials characterization, tissue stimulation and growth. With a compact size, the Bose 5500 base system is easily portable and installable at a cell-culture incubator or a lab station.

For the Bose 5500 test instrument, Bose provides a wide selection of accessories, including a 24-well compressive loading fixture, specialized grips and platens, digital video extensometer, and much more to address the research requirements of users. The Above & Beyond™ support makes customers comfortable by providing unlimited technical support, application expertise, and the only 10-year motor warranty in the industry.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by TA Instruments.

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