[CC] Bioengineering custom cell microenvironments with PRIMO contactless photopatterning
This webinar presents a versatile and contactless photopatterning system, PRIMO, that allows researchers to engineer custom in vitro microenvironments and fine-tune their mechanical and biochemical properties at the micrometer scale. The speakers will show how this technology opens new possibilities for a large range of applications from sub-cellular to multi-cellular level: cytoskeleton organization, focal adhesions, cell migration, stem cell differentiation, single cell confinement in microwells, tissue engineering, drug testing, disease modelling – with a focus on asthma and the use of extracellular matrix micropatterning to study force transmission in a two-cell ensemble of human airway smooth muscle cells.
Dr. Manuel Théry, Research Director, CEA in Hospital Saint Louis, Paris
Dr. Harikrishnan Parameswaran, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University