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Bioengineers Develop a Microfabricated Device to Measure Cellular Forces During Tissue Development

June 22, 2009

engineering graphic A University of Pennsylvania-led collaboration studying the physical forces generated by cells has created a tiny micron-sized device that measures and manipulates cellular forces as assemblies of living cells reorganize themselves into tissues. Full Story

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