Pore strain behaviour of collagen-glycosaminoglycan analogues of extracellular matrix.

Mechanical properties of a highly porous collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) analogue of extracellular matrix were investigated. The stress-strain behaviour of the matrices displayed the typical concave-up shape characteristic of porous materials and soft tissues. Deformation behaviour of the material was further investigated using novel methodology to… CONTINUE READING