Contact-free determination of material characteristics using a newly developed pressure-operated strain-applying bioreactor.

@article{Schumann2008ContactfreeDO,
  title={Contact-free determination of material characteristics using a newly developed pressure-operated strain-applying bioreactor.},
  author={Stefan Schumann and Claudius A. Stahl and Knut M{\"o}ller and Matthias Schneider and Robert Metzke and Wolfgang A. Wall and H. -J. Priebe and Josef Guttmann},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={483-92}
}
Experimental mechanostimulation of biologic samples serves to understand fundamental processes in mechanobiology. Unfortunately, present techniques do not allow contact-free investigation of material characteristics. We developed a mechanostimulator that functions under the assumption that the counterforce generated by a biologic sample placed on a carrier membrane (test-on-carrier) is extractable from the total signal. As material characteristics of biologic samples are poorly defined, we… CONTINUE READING