State of the ArtMechanobiology is potentially a powerful approach to the recognition of early stages of many chronic diseases. Numerous mechanoreceptors, such as extra cellular matrix molecules, transmembrane proteins, cytoskeleton, exist in the cells and tissues of our body, and many diverse diseases are associated with changes in their mechanical properties. These mechanical properties open a new perspective on disease development and thus new possibilities for early diagnosis.
In order to advance significantly in this field it is needed a measurement device capable of:
- Real-time measurements and high throughput
- High resolution
- Easy to operate
- Standard biological equipment compatibility
OUR solution:A measurement device made of materials with alike Young's Moduli and structures with extremely low spring constants to produce measurable deformations with such small forces produced by cells.