APPLICATIONS
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1| Fluorescence image of the beads near the surface of the hydrogel.

2| Intensity profile of the fluorescent beads.

Michel Moussus' thesis (LTM)

HUVECS cells transfected with LifeAct Dye (Actin).

Beads 0,2 µm.

Curtesy of Alice Nicolas (LTM lab)

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Soft matter

Intercellular stress pattern. HUVECS, 5 kPa. 

Moussus & Al. 2014

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Displacement field

Stress

Force field

Traction forces exerted by an isolated HUVEC cell. 8 kPa MecaTract

Curtesy of Alice Nicolas (LTM lab)