Cultured Contractile Muscle

Cultured Contractile Muscle

Angel Bu, Ritu Raman

MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

The image shows what happens when you culture contractile muscle onto a stiff surface. The myotubules rip themselves off the substrates. The researchers were attempting to understand if their fibrin platform couldbe substituted with a thin coat of gelatin, with the goal of creating a long-term platform for 2D muscle growth. 

Magenta muscle strands

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