Advanced Materials

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 28

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

22_08/2010Elastic 3D Scaffolds: Elastic Fully Three-dimensional Microstructure Scaffolds for Cell Force Measurements (Adv. Mater. 8/2010)

Martin Bastmeyer and co-workers report on p. 868 the fabrication of elastic structures with submicrometer thickness for cell culture that can be deformed by forces exerted by single cardiomyocytes. The cover illustrates a 3D reconstruction of cardiomyocytes labeled for f-actin (green) and a-actinin (red) growing in an Ormocomp scaffold consisting of posts connected by flexible beams. This method offers the possibility to study cell behavior in a 3D environment with defined geometries and physiologically-relevant stiffness values. Cover artwork by M.S. Rill.

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