Mechanical material properties are highly important in biological development, disease aetiology and musculoskeletal function. We provide high-quality mechanical characterisation of biological materials using multiple experimental testing protocols and devices for measuring and analysing the role of micro-mechanics in hard and soft biological structures. These devices include protocols for determination of friction, fracture, tension, compression, indentation and viscoelastic material properties.
We have custom add-ons for high-throughput testing, image-guided assessment, and testing within physiological environments.
- High-throughput, reproducible, mechanical testing and analysis of tissue-engineered and soft biological materials
- Tension, compression, 3- and 4-point bending, pullout, torsion, creep, stress-relaxation tests
- Fracture healing and implant fixation testing
- Image-guided mechanical testing: mechanical testing combined with microscopy or microCT imaging
Micro-mechanical processing and analysis
- High-throughput processing of mechanical data using Matlab to give standard material properties
- Custom-scripts for extracting material properties of interest to biological questions
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