DIZG gGmbH (Deutsches Institut für Zell- und Gewebeersatz) in Berlin has acquired a universal testing machine Inspekt Table Blue 10 kN from Hegewald & Peschke Meß- und Prüftechnik GmbH for researching the properties of tissue transplants.
The behaviour of tissue substitutes under mechanical stresses shall be tested. The donor material to be examined includes skin samples, ligaments and tendons such as the Achilles tendon. Because the properties of the samples present special requirements on the testing machine, it is equipped with a pneumatic clamping tool as well as an optical strain gauge.
The German Institute for Cell and Tissue Substitute (DIZG) is a charitable producer of allogeneic tissue transplants and autogenetic cell cultures. The stated objective is to offer a large number of people with serious tissue defects an improved perspective of healing from the gifts of the donors. The institute founded in 1993 in Berlin therefore promotes tissue donations and researches and develops the transplant diversity continuously. Meanwhile, roughly 31,000 patients with serious injuries benefit each year from the approximately 250 different types of transplants from the laboratories of DIZG: www.dizg.de.