CSEM / Health

MUSTANG – Muscle Tissue Analyzer Gear

April 22, 2020

The drug discovery platform: Automated solution capable of measuring the contractility of 3D printed micro-muscles via electrical pulse stimulation.

The novel screening platform ‘MUSTANG’ (Muscle Tissue Analyzer Gear) is a first-of-its-kind automated solution capable of measuring the contractility (strength) of 3D printed micro-muscles via electrical pulse stimulation. Developed by Novartis, CSEM, Life Imaging Services, Weidmann Medical Technology and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), the apparatus is set to enhance the reliability and robustness of drug development for Musculoskeletal Diseases.

More information can be found in the CSEM press release: Muscle Tissue Analyzer Gear


The project was supported by funding from Innosuisse, Grant n. 27901.1 PFLS-LS.