Hydrogels, Biofilms, Spheroids and many more applications were measured with our Piuma and Chiaro nanoindenters. This year alone, we were featured in 86 new publications in various scientific journals. The number of papers are projected to grow significantly each year.  

The Impact Factor (IF) are based on the 5 journals that have the highest ranking within this list.  

  1. Nature – Nature Journal IF (49.9); Nature Chemical Biology IF (15.04); Nature Communications (14.9) 
  2. Bioactive Materials (14.12) 
  3. Chemical Engineerning Journal (13.07) 
  4. Biomaterials  – IF (12.4) 
  5. Acta Biomaterialia – IF (8.9) 

Find the list of 2021 publications (Q1 Q4) to see how Piuma and Chiaro Nanoindenters were used for the categorized applications. 



Pereira, D. de M., Schumacher, M., & Habibović, P. (2021). Cobalt-containing Calcium Phosphate Induces Resorption of Biomineralized Collagen by Human Osteoclasts [Preprint]. In Review. 

Wang, Y., An, B., Xue, B., Pu, J., Zhang, X., Huang, Y., Yu, Y., Cao, Y., & Zhong, C. (2021). Living materials fabricated via gradient mineralization of light-inducible biofilms. Nature Chemical Biology, 1–9. –  

Shin, S., Li, M., Wu, X., Saha, A., & Bae, J. (2021). Role of soft-gel substrates on bouncing–merging transition in drop impact on a liquid film. Soft Matter17(3), 571–579. 

1) Hu, M., Jia, F., Huang, W.-P., Li, X., Hu, D.-F., Wang, J., Ren, K.-F., Fu, G.-S., Wang, Y.-B., & Ji, J. (2021). Substrate stiffness differentially impacts autophagy of endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells. Bioactive Materials6(5), 1413–1422.  –  

Li, T., Xie, R., Chen, W., Schofield, A. B., & Clegg, P. S. (2021). Complex High-Internal Phase Emulsions that can Form Interfacial Films with Tunable Morphologies. Langmuir37(32), 9802–9808. 


Albers, P. T. M., Laven, J., van der Ven, L. G. J., van Benthem, R. A. T. M., de With, G., & Esteves, A. C. C. (2021). Aqueous friction behavior of swollen hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol)-based polyurethane coatings. Journal of Materials Science

Chan, D., Chien, J.-C., Axpe, E., Blankemeier, L., Baker, S. W., Swaminathan, S., Piunova, V. A., Zubarev, D. Y., Maikawa, C. L., Grosskopf, A. K., Mann, J. L., Soh, H. T., & Appel, E. A. (2021). Combinatorial Polyacrylamide Hydrogels for Preventing Biofouling on Implantable Biosensors (p. 2020.05.25.115675). 


Bao, H., Li, Z.-T., Xu, L.-H., Su, T.-Y., Han, Y., Bao, M., Liu, Z., Fan, Y.-J., Lou, Y., Chen, Y., Jiang, Z.-L., Gong, X.-B., & Qi, Y.-X. (2021). Platelet-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Increase Col8a1 Secretion and Vascular Stiffness in Intimal Injury. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology9\ 

Contractile force measurements 

Cardiac Cells 

Shah, P. P., Lv, W., Rhoades, J. H., Poleshko, A., Abbey, D., Caporizzo, M. A., Linares-Saldana, R., Heffler, J. G., Sayed, N., Thomas, D., Wang, Q., Stanton, L. J., Bedi, K., Morley, M. P., Cappola, T. P., Owens, A. T., Margulies, K. B., Frank, D. B., Wu, J. C., … Jain, R. (2021). Pathogenic LMNA variants disrupt cardiac lamina-chromatin interactions and de-repress alternative fate genes. Cell Stem Cell  


Native Tissues 

Lawrence, E. A., Aggleton, J., van Loon, J., Godivier, J., Harniman, R., Pei, J., Nowlan, N., & Hammond, C. (2021). Exposure to hypergravity during zebrafish development alters cartilage material properties and strain distribution. Bone & Joint Research10(2), 137–148.  

Patel, J. M., Loebel, C., Saleh, K. S., Wise, B. C., Bonnevie, E. D., Miller, L. M., Carey, J. L., Burdick, J. A., & Mauck, R. L. (n.d.). Stabilization of Damaged Articular Cartilage with Hydrogel-Mediated Reinforcement and Sealing. Advanced Healthcare Materialsn/a(n/a), 2100315. 

Tissue Engineering  

Liu, Z., Mo, X., Ma, F., Li, S., Wu, G., Tang, B., & Lin, L. (2021). Synthesis of carboxymethyl chitosan-strontium complex and its therapeutic effects on relieving osteoarthritis. Carbohydrate Polymers261, 117869.   

Zhao, Y., You, Z., Xing, D., Li, J. J., Zhang, Q., Huang, H., Li, Z., Jiang, S., Wu, Z., Zhang, Y., Li, W., Zhang, L., Du, Y., & Lin, J. (2021). Comparison of Chondrocytes in Knee Osteoarthritis and Regulation by Scaffold Pore Size and Stiffness. Tissue Engineering Part A27(3–4), 223–236. 

Cancer and Tumors 

Bao, M., Chen, Y., Liu, J.-T., Bao, H., Wang, W.-B., Qi, Y.-X., & Lv, F. (2021). Extracellular matrix stiffness controls VEGF165 secretion and neuroblastoma angiogenesis via the YAP/RUNX2/SRSF1 axis. Angiogenesis 

DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis) 

Hui, E., Moretti, L., Barker, T. H., & Caliari, S. R. (2021). The combined influence of viscoelasticity and adhesive cues on fibroblast spreading and focal adhesion formation. BioRxiv, 2021.02.17.430924. 

Tamayo-Elizalde, M., Chen, H., Malboubi, M., Ye, H., & Jerusalem, A. (2021). Action potential alterations induced by single F11 neuronal cell loading. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 

ECM (Extra Cellular Matrix) 

Ruiz-Zapata, A. M., Heinz, A., Kerkhof, M. H., van de Westerlo-van Rijt, C., Schmelzer, C. E. H., Stoop, R., Kluivers, K. B., & Oosterwijk, E. (2020). Extracellular Matrix Stiffness and Composition Regulate the Myofibroblast Differentiation of Vaginal Fibroblasts. International Journal of Molecular Sciences21(13), 4762. 

Decellularized Scaffolds 

Basara, G., Ozcebe, S. G., Ellis, B. W., & Zorlutuna, P. (2021). Tunable Human Myocardium Derived Decellularized Extracellular Matrix for 3D Bioprinting and Cardiac Tissue Engineering. Gels, 7(2), 70. 

Bahcecioglu, G., Yue, X., Howe, E., Guldner, I., Stack, M. S., Nakshatri, H., Zhang, S., & Zorlutuna, P. (2021). Aged Breast Extracellular Matrix Drives Mammary Epithelial Cells to an Invasive and Cancer-Like Phenotype. BioRxiv, 2020.09.30.320960. 

Chen, S., Liu, A., Wu, C., Chen, Y., Liu, C., Zhang, Y., Wu, K., Wei, D., Sun, J., Zhou, L., & Fan, H. (2021). Static–Dynamic Profited Viscoelastic Hydrogels for Motor-Clutch-Regulated Neurogenesis. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces13(21), 24463–24476. 

Monckton, C. P., Brougham-Cook, A., Kaylan, K. B., Underhill, G. H., & Khetani, S. R. (2021). Elucidating Extracellular Matrix and Stiffness Control of Primary Human Hepatocyte Phenotype via Cell Microarrays. Advanced Materials Interfaces8(22), 2101284. 

Decellularized Pancreas  

Decellularized Pericardium 




Tissue Engineering 


Miar, S., Ong, J. L., Bizios, R., & Guda, T. (2021). Electrically Stimulated Tunable Drug Delivery From Polypyrrole-Coated Polyvinylidene Fluoride. Frontiers in Chemistry9. 

K. Nunes, J., Li, J., M. Griffiths, I., Rallabandi, B., Man, J., & A. Stone, H. (2021). Electrostatic wrapping of a microfiber around a curved particle. Soft Matter17(13), 3609–3618.  

Guo, F., Wang, Y., Jiang, Y., Li, Z., Xu, Z., Zhao, X., Guo, T., Jiang, W., & Gao, C. (n.d.). Hydroplastic Micromolding of 2D Sheets. Advanced Materialsn/a(n/a), 2008116. 


Duong, C. N., Brückner, R., Schmitt, M., Nottebaum, A. F., Braun, L. J., Meyer zu Brickwedde, M., Ipe, U., vom Bruch, H., Schöler, H. R., Trapani, G., Trappmann, B., Ebrahimkutty, M. P., Huveneers, S., de Rooij, J., Ishiyama, N., Ikura, M., & Vestweber, D. (2021). Force-induced changes of α-catenin conformation stabilize vascular junctions independently of vinculin. Journal of Cell Science134(24), jcs259012. 


Hou, M., Tian, B., Bai, B., Ci, Z., Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhou, G., & Cao, Y. (2021). Dominant role of in situ native cartilage niche for determining the cartilage type regenerated by BMSCs. Bioactive Materials 

Castilho, M., Levato, R., Bernal, P. N., de Ruijter, M., Sheng, C. Y., van Duijn, J., Piluso, S., Ito, K., & Malda, J. (2021). Hydrogel-Based Bioinks for Cell Electrowriting of Well-Organized Living Structures with Micrometer-Scale Resolution. Biomacromolecules22(2), 855–866. 

Bogunovic, N., Meekel, J. P., Majolée, J., Hekhuis, M., Pyszkowski, J., Jockenhövel, S., Kruse, M., Riesebos, E., Micha, D., Blankensteijn, J. D., Hordijk, P. L., Ghazanfari, S., & Yeung, K. K. (2021). Patient-Specific 3-Dimensional Model of Smooth Muscle Cell and Extracellular Matrix Dysfunction for the Study of Aortic Aneurysms. Journal of Endovascular Therapy, 15266028211009272. 

Camarero-Espinosa, S., & Moroni, L. (2021). Janus 3D printed dynamic scaffolds for nanovibration-driven bone regeneration. Nature Communications12(1), 1031. – published before on bioarXiv 

Zhang, Y., Yang, X., & Xiong, C. (2021). Mechanical characterization of soft silicone gels via spherical nanoindentation for applications in mechanobiology. Acta Mechanica Sinica  

Stricher, M., Sarde, C.-O., Guénin, E., Egles, C., & Delbecq, F. (2021). Cellulosic/Polyvinyl Alcohol Composite Hydrogel: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications in Tissue Engineering. Polymers13(20), 3598. 

Bardakova, K. N., Faletrov, Y. V., Epifanov, E. O., Minaev, N. V., Kaplin, V. S., Piskun, Y. A., Koteneva, P. I., Shkumatov, V. M., Aksenova, N. A., Shpichka, A. I., Solovieva, A. B., Kostjuk, S. V., & Timashev, P. S. (2021). A Hydrophobic Derivative of Ciprofloxacin as a New Photoinitiator of Two-Photon Polymerization: Synthesis and Usage for the Formation of Biocompatible Polylactide-Based 3D Scaffolds. Polymers13(19), 3385. 


Han, X., Tang, S., Wang, L., Xu, X., Yan, R., Yan, S., Guo, Z., Hu, K., Yu, T., Li, M., Li, Y., Zhang, F., & Gu, N. (2021). Multicellular Spheroids Formation on Hydrogel Enhances Osteogenic/Odontogenic Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells Under Magnetic Nanoparticles Induction. International Journal of Nanomedicine16, 5101–5115. 

Chen, L., Wu, C., Wei, D., Chen, S., Xiao, Z., Zhu, H., Luo, H., Sun, J., & Fan, H. (2021). Biomimetic mineralized microenvironment stiffness regulated BMSCs osteogenic differentiation through cytoskeleton mediated mechanical signaling transduction. Materials Science and Engineering: C119, 111613. 

Song, J., Michas, C., Chen, C. S., White, A. E., & Grinstaff, M. W. (n.d.). Controlled Cell Alignment Using Two-Photon Direct Laser Writing-Patterned Hydrogels in 2D and 3D. Macromolecular Biosciencen/a(n/a), 2100051. 

Islam, M. R., & Oyen, M. L. (2021). A poroelastic master curve for time-dependent and multiscale mechanics of hydrogels. Journal of Materials Research, 1–9.   

Nguyen, H. D., Sun, X., Yokota, H., & Lin, C.-C. (2021). Probing Osteocyte Functions in Gelatin Hydrogels with Tunable Viscoelasticity. Biomacromolecules. 

Song, T., Zhao, F., Wang, Y., Li, D., Lei, N., Li, X., Xiao, Y., & Zhang, X. (2021). Constructing a biomimetic nanocomposite with the in situ deposition of spherical hydroxyapatite nanoparticles to induce bone regeneration. Journal of Materials Chemistry B9(10), 2469–2482. 

Zhang, M., Yan, S., Xu, X., Yu, T., Guo, Z., Ma, M., Zhang, Y., Gu, Z., Feng, Y., Du, C., Wan, M., Hu, K., Han, X., & Gu, N. (2021). Three-dimensional cell-culture platform based on hydrogel with tunable microenvironmental properties to improve insulin-secreting function of MIN6 cells. Biomaterials270, 120687.  

Yang, Q., Jiang, N., Xu, H., Zhang, Y., Xiong, C., & Huang, J. (2021). Integration of electrotaxis and durotaxis in cancer cells: Subtle nonlinear responses to electromechanical coupling cues. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 113289. PAAm hydrogel  – gradients 

Bednarzig, V., Karakaya, E., Egana, A. L., Teßmar, J., Boccaccini, A. R., & Detsch, R. (2021). Advanced ADA-GEL bioink for bioprinted artificial cancer models. Bioprinting, e00145. 

Wang, C., Hao, H., Wang, J., Xue, Y., Huang, J., Ren, K., & Ji, J. (2021). High-throughput hyaluronic acid hydrogel arrays for cell selective adhesion screening. Journal of Materials Chemistry B9(19), 4024–4030. 

Zhang, P., Xu, L., Gao, J., Xu, G., Song, Y., Li, G., Ren, J., Zhang, Y., Yang, C., Zhang, Y., Xie, R., Zhang, N., & Yang, H. (2021). 3D collagen matrices modulate the transcriptional trajectory of bone marrow hematopoietic progenitors into macrophage lineage commitment. Bioactive Materials 

Zhang, Q., Yang, T., Zhang, R., Liang, X., Wang, G., Tian, Y., Xie, L., & Tian, W. (2021). Platelet lysate functionalized gelatin methacrylate microspheres for improving angiogenesis in endodontic regeneration. Acta Biomaterialia 

Kumar, M., Toprakhisar, B., Van Haele, M., Antoranz, A., Boon, R., Chesnais, F., De Smedt, J., Tricot, T., Idoype, T. I., Canella, M., Tilliole, P., De Boeck, J., Bajaj, M., Ranga, A., Bosisio, F. M., Roskams, T., van Grunsven, L. A., & Verfaillie, C. M. (2021). A fully defined matrix to support a pluripotent stem cell derived multi-cell-liver steatohepatitis and fibrosis model. Biomaterials276, 121006. 

Cells on Gels  

EzEldeen, M., Toprakhisar, B., Murgia, D., Smisdom, N., Deschaume, O., Bartic, C., Pereira, R. V. S., Opdenakker, G., Lambrichts, I., Bronckaers, A., Jacobs, R., Patterson, J., & Oosterwyck, H. V. (2021). Microstructural differences of fibrin and self-assembling peptide hydrogels in dental pulp stem cell behavior: The effect of chlorite-oxidized oxyamylose [Preprint]. In Review. 

Ramadan, R., Neerven, S. van, Wouters, V., Garcia, T. M., Muncan, V., Franklin, O., Battle, M., Carlson, K., Leach, J., Sansom, O., Vermeulen, L., Medema, J., & Huels, D. (2021). The extracellular matrix controls stem cell specification and tissue morphology in the developing and adult gut. BioRxiv, 2021.04.14.439776. 

Öztürk-Öncel, M. Ö., Heras-Bautista, C. O., Uzun, L., Hür, D., Hescheler, J., Pfannkuche, K., & Garipcan, B. (2021). Impact of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Surface Modification with Conventional and Amino Acid-Conjugated Self-Assembled Monolayers on the Differentiation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells into Cardiomyocytes. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering7(4), 1539–1551. 

Hydrogels with cells  

EzEldeen, M., Toprakhisar, B., Murgia, D., Smisdom, N., Deschaume, O., Bartic, C., Van Oosterwyck, H., Pereira, R. V. S., Opdenakker, G., Lambrichts, I., Bronckaers, A., Jacobs, R., & Patterson, J. (2021). Chlorite oxidized oxyamylose differentially influences the microstructure of fibrin and self assembling peptide hydrogels as well as dental pulp stem cell behavior. Scientific Reports11(1), 5687. 

Dobre, O., Oliva, M. A. G., Ciccone, G., Trujillo, S., Rodrigo‐Navarro, A., Venters, D. C., Llopis‐Hernandez, V., Vassalli, M., Gonzalez‐Garcia, C., Dalby, M. J., & Salmeron‐Sanchez, M. (n.d.). A Hydrogel Platform that Incorporates Laminin Isoforms for Efficient Presentation of Growth Factors – Neural Growth and Osteogenesis. Advanced Functional Materialsn/a(n/a), 2010225. – 

Distler, T., Lauria, I., Detsch, R., Sauter, C. M., Bendt, F., Kapr, J., Rütten, S., Boccaccini, A. R., & Fritsche, E. (2021). Neuronal Differentiation from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neurospheres by the Application of Oxidized Alginate-Gelatin-Laminin Hydrogels. Biomedicines9(3), 261. 

Hydrogels (Cartilage and Cardiovascular) 

Chen, J., Yang, J., Wang, L., Zhang, X., Heng, B. C., Wang, D.-A., & Ge, Z. (2021). Modified hyaluronic acid hydrogels with chemical groups that facilitate adhesion to host tissues enhance cartilage regeneration. Bioactive Materials6(6), 1689 -1698. 

Liu, Y., Guo, R., Wu, T., Lyu, Y., Xiao, M., He, B., Fan, G., Yang, J., & Liu, W. (2021). One zwitterionic injectable hydrogel with ion conductivity enables efficient restoration of cardiac function after myocardial infarction. Chemical Engineering Journal418, 129352. 


Shavkuta, B., Bardakova, K., Khristidis, Y., Minaev, N. V., Frolova, A., Kotova, S., Aksenova, N., Heydari, Z., Semenova, E., Khlebnikova, T., Golubeva, E. N., Kostjuk, S., Vosough, M., Timashev, P. S., & Shpichka, A. I. (2021). Approach to tune drug release in particles fabricated from methacrylate functionalized polylactides. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 

Yang, T., Zhang, Q., Xie, L., Zhang, R., Qian, R., Tian, Y., Chen, G., & Tian, W. (2021). HDPSC-laden GelMA microspheres fabricated using electrostatic microdroplet method for endodontic regeneration. Materials Science and Engineering: C121, 111850.  



Olyer and Tucker (2021). Surface softness comparison of select contact lenses by nanoindentation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 62, 662  


Shang, Y., Li, Y., Wang, Z., Sun, X., & Zhang, F. (2021). Risk Evaluation of Human Corneal Stromal Lenticules From SMILE for Reuse. Journal of Refractive Surgery37(1), 32–40. – human corneal stromal lenticules 

Knight, O. J., Hubbard, D., Ziebarth, N., & Mei, H. (2021). Examining Cantilever Induced Epithelial Damage. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science62(8), 789–789. Examining Cantilever Induced Epithelial Damage | IOVS | ARVO Journals 


Kuske, M., Floehr, J., Yiallouros, I., Michna, T., Jahnen-Dechent, W., Tenzer, S., Stöcker, W., & Körschgen, H. (2021). Limited proteolysis by acrosin affects sperm-binding and mechanical resilience of the mouse zona pellucida. Molecular Human ReproductionOocyte gaab022  

Schmitz, C., Sadr, S. Z., Körschgen, H., Kuske, M., Schoen, J., Stöcker, W., Jahnen-Dechent, W., & Floehr, J. (2021). The E-Modulus of the Oocyte Is a Non-Destructive Measure of Zona Pellucida Hardening. Reproduction1(aop). – oocyte 

Other tissues 

Fang, S., McLean, J., Shi, L., Vink, J.-S. Y., Hendon, C. P., & Myers, K. M. (2021). Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of the Human Uterus Measured by Spherical Indentation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering  

Lee, W., Ostadi Moghaddam, A., Shen, S., Phillips, H., McFarlin, B. L., Wagoner Johnson, A. J., & Toussaint, K. C. (2021). An optomechanogram for assessment of the structural and mechanical properties of tissues. Scientific Reports11(1), 324. 

Park, G. Y., Tarafder, S., Lewis, S., Park, S., Park, R., Siddiqui, Z., Kumar, V., & Lee, C. H. (2021). Oxo-M and 4-PPBP Delivery via Multi-Domain Peptide Hydrogel Toward Tendon Regeneration (p. 2021.08.25.457430). 

Bozdag, G. O., Zamani-Dahaj, S. A., Kahn, P. C., Day, T. C., Tong, K., Balwani, A. H., Dyer, E. L., Yunker, P. J., & Ratcliff, W. C. (2021). De novo evolution of macroscopic multicellularity (p. 2021.08.03.454982). 

Comparison of multiple types of tissues 

Levillain, A., Ahmed, S., Kaimaki, D.-M., Schuler, S., Barros, S., Labonte, D., Iatridis, J. C., & Nowlan, N. C. (2021). PRENATAL MUSCLE FORCES ARE NECESSARY FOR VERTEBRAL SEGMENTATION AND DISC STRUCTURE, BUT NOT FOR NOTOCHORD INVOLUTION IN MICE. European Cells & Materials41, 558–575. 


Liu, H., Liu, S., Huang, G., & Xu, F. (2021). Effect of gene mutation of plants on their mechano-sensibility: The mutant of EXO70H4 influences the buckling of Arabidopsis trichomes. Analyst146(16), 5169–5176.  


Sun, Y., Wang, X., Xiao, M., Lv, S., Cheng, M., & Shi, F. (2021). Elastic-Modulus-Dependent Macroscopic Supramolecular Assembly of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) for Understanding Fast Interfacial Adhesion. Langmuir  

Sheng, J.-Y., Mo, C., Li, G.-Y., Zhao, H.-C., Cao, Y., & Feng, X.-Q. (2021). AFM-based indentation method for measuring the relaxation property of living cells. Journal of Biomechanics, 110444. 


Liu, P., Du, H., Wu, Z., Wang, H., Tao, J., Zhang, L., & Zhu, J. (2021). Hydrophilic and anti-adhesive modification of porous polymer microneedles for rapid dermal interstitial fluid extraction. Journal of Materials Chemistry B9(27), 5476–5483. 


Xue, Y., Wang, J., Ren, K., & Ji, J. (2020). Deep Mining of Subtle Differences in Cell Morphology via Deep Learning. Advanced Theory and Simulations, 2000172.   

Single Cells 

Connolly, S., McGourty, K., & Newport, D. (2021). The influence of cell elastic modulus on inertial positions in Poiseuille microflows. Biophysical Journal 

Emig, R., Knodt, W., Krussig, M. J., Zgierski-Johnston, C. M., Gorka, O., Groß, O., Kohl, P., Ravens, U., & Peyronnet, R. (2021). Piezo1 Channels Contribute to the Regulation of Human Atrial Fibroblast Mechanical Properties and Matrix Stiffness Sensing. Cells10(3), 663.  

Liu, X., Xia, X., Wang, X., Zhou, J., Sung, L. A., Long, J., Geng, X., Zeng, Z., & Yao, W. (2021). Tropomodulin1 Expression Increases Upon Maturation in Dendritic Cells and Promotes Their Maturation and Immune Functions. Frontiers in Immunology0 

Stem Cells 

Hodgkinson, T., Tsimbouri, P. M., Llopis-Hernandez, V., Campsie, P., Scurr, D., Childs, P. G., Phillips, D., Donnelly, S., Wells, J. A., O’Brien, F. J., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., Burgess, K., Alexander, M., Vassalli, M., Oreffo, R. O. C., Reid, S., France, D. J., & Dalby, M. J. (2021). The use of nanovibration to discover specific and potent bioactive metabolites that stimulate osteogenic differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells. Science Advances, 7(9), eabb7921. 

Sit, B., Feng, Z., Xanthis, I., Marhuenda, E., Zingaro, S., Shanahan, C., Jones, G. E., Yu, C., & Iskratsch, T. (2021). Matrix stiffness and blood pressure together regulate vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype switching and cofilin dependent podosome formation. BioRxiv, 2020.12.27.424498. 

Maurer, M., Perati, S., Johnson, L., Gacita, A. M., Lai, S., Wallrath, L. L., Benjamin, I. J., McNally, E. M., Kirby, T. J., & Lammerding, J. (2021). Impaired lamin localization to the nuclear envelope is responsible for nuclear damage in LMNA mutant iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (p. 2021.10.30.466591). 


Nyga, A., Muñoz, J., Dercksen, S., Fornabaio, G., Uroz, M., Trepat, X., Baum, B., Matthews, H., & Conte, V. (2021). Oncogenic RAS instructs morphological transformation of human epithelia via differential tissue mechanics. BioRxiv, 2021.01.19.427283. 

Spheroids & Organoids 


Ryu, H., Park, Y., Luan, H., Dalgin, G., Jeffris, K., Yoon, H.-J., Chung, T. S., Kim, J. U., Kwak, S. S., Lee, G., Jeong, H., Kim, J., Bai, W., Kim, J., Jung, Y. H., Tryba, A. K., Song, J. W., Huang, Y., Philipson, L. H., … Rogers, J. A. (n.d.). Transparent, Compliant 3D Mesostructures for Precise Evaluation of Mechanical Characteristics of Organoids. Advanced Materialsn/a(n/a), 2100026. 


Feijão, T., Neves, M. I., Sousa, A., Torres, A. L., Bidarra, S. J., Orge, I. D., Carvalho, D. T. O., & Barrias, C. C. (2021). Engineering injectable vascularized tissues from the bottom-up: Dynamics of in-gel extra-spheroid dermal tissue assembly. Biomaterials279, 121222. 

Bioprinting -(3D) 

Kreller, T., Distler, T., Heid, S., Gerth, S., Detsch, R., & Boccaccini, A. R. (2021). Physico-chemical Modification of Gelatine for the Improvement of 3D Printability of Oxidized Alginate-gelatine Hydrogels Towards Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Materials & Design, 109877.  

Cao, Y., Cheng, P., Sang, S., Xiang, C., An, Y., Wei, X., Yan, Y., & Li, P. (2021). 3D printed PCL/GelMA biphasic scaffold boosts cartilage regeneration using co-culture of mesenchymal stem cells and chondrocytes: In vivo study. Materials & Design210, 110065. 

Gibney, R., Patterson, J., & Ferraris, E. (2021). High-Resolution Bioprinting of Recombinant Human Collagen Type III. Polymers13(17), 2973. 

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