Faculty Advisor

Faber, Brenton

Faculty Advisor

Page, Raymond L.

Abstract

An in vitro skeletal muscle model can test treatment of myopathies and the efficacy of drugs; it allows for testing to be completed on human models without the need for patients, as well as limiting animal testing. When engineering skeletal muscle, the tissue must undergo conditioning biomimetic of its natural environment, such as mechanical strain. We developed an adjustable, uniaxial stimulation device. Tissue was transferred to the device and stimulated at 10% strain, demonstrating feasibility of the design.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Professional Writing

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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