Researchers at Northeastern University are studying the effects of mechanical strain on cells to see if they can induce the cells to produce corneas for human transplant. An important aspect of their research is use of ADMET’s BioTense perfusion bioreactor, a state-of-the-art device that allows the team to apply strain while permitting simultaneous study via a microscope.
The BioTense sits atop an inverted microscope and provides a low-volume, thermally-controlled reactor space with a tensile loading stage. These capabilities are allowing researchers to expand their knowledge in the nascent field of mechanobiology. Read more