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Articles by Matthew Szarko in JoVE
Biomechanical Characterization of Human Soft Tissues Using Indentation and Tensile Testing Michelle Griffin1, Yaami Premakumar2, Alexander Seifalian1, Peter Edward Butler1,3, Matthew Szarko2 1Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, University College London (UCL), 2Anatomy Department, St Georges University, 3Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department, Royal Free Hospital Tissue biomechanics is important for maintaining cell shape and function and for determining phenotype. This report demonstrates non-destructive mechanical protocols for characterizing elastic and viscoelastic properties of human soft tissues, which can be directly applied to tissue-engineered substrates to allow a close matching of engineered materials to native tissue.