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Cell Adhesion on a Wavy Surface

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Jia Hu, Yaling Liu

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Paper No. SBC2013-14059, pp. V01AT17A001; 2 pages
  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5560-7
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


The ability to control the position of cells in an organized pattern on a substrate has become increasingly important for biosensing and tissue engineering applications [1–3]. With the advent of nanofabrication techniques, a number of researchers have studied the effects of nano-scale grooves on cell spreading, migration, morphology, signaling and orientation [4–6]. Recent studies have shown that cell adhesion/spreading can be influenced by a nanostructured surface [7]. In most current studies, the pattern dimensions are much smaller than the size of a cell. In this paper, we focus on studying cell response to micro scale patterns instead of nano-scale patterns.

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