Acoustic radiation pressure as a versatile tool for cell compression and mechanobiology studies

Valerie Bentivegna, Fraser Stewart, Sandy Cochran, Inke Nathke

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Abstract

Cells not only sense their biochemical and biological environment, they also respond to physical cues. To study the effect of mechanical inputs on cells, techniques commonly rely on growing cells on stretchable substrates or exerting force via directly contacting cells. Our work suggests that acoustic radiation pressure applied with ultrasonic devices can be used to compress cells without requiring direct contact.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period6/09/179/09/17

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Keywords

  • Acoustics
  • Ultrasonic imaging
  • Transducers
  • Tools
  • Biomembranes
  • Adhesives
  • Life Sciences

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Bentivegna, V., Stewart, F., Cochran, S., & Nathke, I. (2017). Acoustic radiation pressure as a versatile tool for cell compression and mechanobiology studies. Paper presented at 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017, Washington, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092765