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Control of Cell Adhesion using Hydrogel Patterning Techniques for Applications in Traction Force Microscopy

DOI :

10.3791/63121-v

12:26 min

January 29th, 2022

January 29th, 2022

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1Department of Cellular Biophysics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, 2Institute for Theoretical Physics and BioQuant, Heidelberg University, 3Institute for Molecular Systems Engineering (IMSE), Heidelberg University

Near-UV lithography and traction force microscopy are combined to measure cellular forces on micropatterned hydrogels. The targeted light-induced release of single cells enables a high number of measurements on the same sample.

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