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Magneto-mechanical actuation of human foetal osteoblast cells

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The use of bonded networks of ferromagnetic fibres has been proposed [1], as an anchoring technique for bone tissue in-growth. This anchoring could enhance implant fixation for patients undergoing total joint replacement operation. When subjected to an external magnetic field, alignment of the fibres imposes mechanical strains on in-growing bone tissue. Such deformation promotes bone cell growth, if strains lie in the beneficial range. In this talk, the concept of magneto-mechanical actuation and the basic mechanism of mechanotransduction will be described. In parallel, the experimental procedure and setup that associates cell culture with magneto-mechanical stimulation will be introduced.

This talk is part of the Bioengineering Seminar Series series.

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