A new technique to study the mechanical properties of collagen lattices.

@article{Chapuis1992ANT,
  title={A new technique to study the mechanical properties of collagen lattices.},
  author={J F Chapuis and Pierre Agache},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1992},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
A new technique to study the mechanical properties of collagen lattices or dermal equivalents is described. With the help of the load-extension curve obtained with a uniaxial traction apparatus, a stiffness modulus varying from 0.06 to 1 MPa is calculated from the studied parameters (duration of culture, collagen and fibroblast concentration). The technique is presented as a new tool for testing the effect of pharmacological agents on the mechanical properties of the skin.