CellScale Blog

Welcome 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: Promoting Maturation of hiPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes with Re-entrant Waves

CellScale User Publication Highlight: Promoting Maturation of hiPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes with Re-entrant Waves

Dr. Li Liu and her team at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine present their breakthrough research to mature hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes in a self-organized tissue ring. By mimicking the physiology of adult cardiomyocytes, the team’s findings present a viable solution to drug screening and regenerative therapy applications.

CellScale User Publication Highlight: The Effect of Cyclic Stretch and Shear Stretch on Inflammation and Tissue Formation

CellScale User Publication Highlight: The Effect of Cyclic Stretch and Shear Stretch on Inflammation and Tissue Formation

Dr. Carlijn V.C. Bouten and her team at the Eindhoven University of Technology explored into the underlying mechanisms of premature graft failure by creating a human in vitro model of material-driven vascular regeneration. Read on to discover how cyclic stretch and shear stretch respectively affects inflammation and tissue formation.

CellScale User Publication Highlight: Hyperelastic Characterization of Mesh for Abdominal Hernia Repair

CellScale User Publication Highlight: Hyperelastic Characterization of Mesh for Abdominal Hernia Repair

Dr. Georgina Carbajal de la Torre and her team from Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Mexico shares with us her fascinating research into various synthetic mesh for abdominal wall hernia repair. By understanding the mechanical properties of these materials, surgical treatments of abdominal hernia can vastly improve thus reducing the hernia recurrence rate for patients.

CellScale User Publication Highlight: Effect of Halloysite Addition on the Material Properties of Chitosan-Halloysite Hydrogel Composites

CellScale User Publication Highlight: Effect of Halloysite Addition on the Material Properties of Chitosan-Halloysite Hydrogel Composites

Chitosan is an exceptional candidate for implant coatings, wound dressing, and drug delivery applications. However, it has poor mechanical properties on its own and often needs to be reinforced with other polymers, carbon nanotubes or clay nanoparticles. Dr. David Mills and Yangyang Luo from Louisiana Tech University explores the addition of Halloysite in Chitosan, studying the material properties as well as its drug delivery capabilities.