Papers Published

  1. Baer, Anthony E. and Grinstaff, Mark W. and Smeds, Kimberly A. and Boyd, Lawrence M. and Setton, Lori A., Nonlinear finite element modeling of cell mechanical environment in hyorogels for intervertebral disc repair, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, vol. 50 (2001), pp. 113 - 114 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    Abstract:
    The nonlinear finite element modeling of cell mechanical environment in hydrogels for intervertebral disc (IVD) repair was studied. Two hydrogels were studied for tissue-engineered IVD repair. The results demonstrated that the micromechanical environment of an IVD cell embedded in a three-dimensional hydrogel is different from that of a cell in its native matrix.

    Keywords:
    Cell culture;Tissue;Hydrogels;Finite element method;Mathematical models;