CellScale BlogWelcome to our blog page! This is split into different series of stories. Check out the In the Lab series where we catch up with researchers using CellScale systems. Caleb's Corner is where our president pens his insights on the industry. Finally the Product Launch series introduces the latest in CellScale R&D. Enjoy browsing!
CellScale User Publication Highlight: Collagenous Bioscaffolds for the Treatment of Cutaneous Wounds
Prof Lauren Flynn at Western University creates a 3D collagenous bioscaffold comprised of DAT and COL bead foams to address the need for a better treatment of chronic or non-healing skin wounds.
Biomaterials research teams often have members from engineering, biology, medicine, and other fields. For non-engineers it can be easy to understand why mechanical properties are important, but testing can seem complex and confusing. Here’s a quick framework to help you get started.
German Parada and his team from Zhao Lab at MIT used the UStretch to create hydrogels that can exceed a fatigue threshold of 1000 J/m2.
CellScale User Publication Highlight: A Platform for Generation of Chamber-Specific Cardiac Tissues and Disease Modeling
Yimu Zhao (MASc.) and her team at the University of Toronto developed a unique tissue cultivation and drug testing platform called the “Biowire II”. Find out how the MicroTester played a part in this significant invention!
CellScale User Publication Highlight: Investigating regional variations in the biaxial mechanical properties of heart valve leaflets
Dr Chung-Hao Lee and his cardiovascular biomechanics team in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma uses the CellScale BioTester to further research on porcine atrioventricular heart valve leaflets.
CellScale User Publication Highlight: Characterization of single crystalline austenitic stainless steel thin struts processed by laser powder bed fusion
Mr Xianglong Wang from McGill University shares his findings and phenomenon discovery on experimenting with single crystalline austenitic steel struts.
So, you’re an engineer, technologist, or DIY maker. Should you build or buy the tools you need? It may depend on your priorities. Caleb Horst from CellScale provides insights based on his experiences buying, building and selling laboratory research equipment.
CellScale User Publication Highlight: Scanningless and continuous 3D bioprinting of human tissues with dECM
In a recent article published in JOURNAL, Dr. Claire Yu from the University of California San Diego reports on her success with bioprinting dECM structures while working as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Shaochen Chen. She made good use of the CellScale MicroTester to evaluate mechanical properties.
CellScale chats with Kellen Chen from the Cardiac Biomechanics Group within the lab of Professor Jeff Holmes at the University of Virginia. Kellen is studying the effects of mechanical stimulation on tendon healing using the MechanoCulture B1.
We are excited to present our new product: the MicroTester – available in 2 versions to meet your specific research needs.
CellScale chats with Shahnaz Javani in the Cardiac Biomechanics Lab of Professor Ali Azadani at the University of Denver. Shahnaz is studying the mechanical properties of heart tissue using the BioTester Planar Biaxial Testing Machine.
CellScale chats with Professor Cheryl Seguin from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Cheryl is completing research on annulus cells using the MechanoCulture B1.
The first post of Caleb’s Corner! CellScale President Caleb Horst shares an overview of the unique properties of biomaterials that makes testing them a whole different experience than with manufactured materials.
CellScale chats with senior researcher Marcel Vlig at the Association of Dutch Burn Centres in Beverwijk, Netherlands. Marcel is studying the cellular response of dermal fibroblasts to mechanical loading using the MechanoCulture B1.
CellScale chats with Dr. Theo Seller of the Institute for Refractive and Ophthalmic Surgery in Zurich. Theo is completing research using the UStretch Precision Tensile Testing Machine.
CellScale chats with Gabby Krenz of the Institute of Science and Technology in Austria. Gabby is completing research using the Microsquisher – a high resolution micro-scale testing machine.
CellScale attends TERMIS in Japan and ESB in Netherlands! Read more for details.
CellScale chats with Rabbia Saeed of the McDevitt Lab at Georgia Tech. They have chosen the MicroSquisher to research on the mechanical properties of embryonic stem cell spheroids.