Toward compression of small cell population: Harnessing stress in passive regions of dielectric elastomer actuators

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Poulin, Alexandre; Rosset, Samuel; Shea, Herbert;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Spie-Int Soc Optical Engineering (Bellingham)
  • Subject: Dielectric elastomer actuator | deformable cell culture system | compressive strain | optically transparent

We present a dielectric elastomer actuator (DEA) for in vitro analysis of mm2 biological samples under periodic compressive stress. Understanding how mechanical stimuli affect cell functions could lead to significant advances in diseases diagnosis and drugs development.... View more
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