In vivo, most cells are constantly exposed, actively or passively, to mechanical forces. Reproducing these physiological constraints in vitro is essential to induce the right phenotype to cells, finalize their maturation and maintain homeostasis. The wide range of pressure (0.1 mbar-7bar) covered by Fluigent products permits one to accurately study biomechanics from molecular level to organ scale.
Background image: Osmo mechanical compression of a tissue confined in a microfluidic channel (Two photon imaging of intercellular space). Photo courtesy of Dr Sylvain Monnier (Institut Lumière et Matière, France)