Cell Culture

In the cell culture labs we cultivate primary human and murine bone cells, progenitor cells, ligament fibroblasts and cells from the nucleus and annulus of intervertebral discs. Additionally, we have a range of osteoblastic and fibroblastic cell lines (human origin: TERT4, hFOB1.19, SAOS, MG-63, murine origin: MC3T3, MLOY-4, BALB, L929) in our cell bank.

Beside the usual equipment of a modern cell culture laboratory, different special apparatus for the investigation of the influence of mechanical stresses on connective tissue cells are available for the application of strain or pressure. The machines were developed in our institute.

Since 1999 we have been accredited as a testing laboratory for the in vitro biocompatibility testing of biomaterials.

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Last modification: 19.10.2012

Currently no job offer (24.03.2015)
ECTS Travel Award for Melanie Haffner-Luntzer
A new special Joint Biomechanics Course has been established.
"Biomechanics Summer Course 2015": Registration is open.
3rd Talk Award of the German Spine Society for Cornelia Neidlinger-Wilke et al.
Research Award of AE for cooperation project with participation of our institute
The Collaborative Research Center 1149 "Danger Response, Disturbance Factors and Regenerative Potential after Acute Trauma" has come true!
The joint research project "Development of regenerative therapy concepts for the treatment of acquired tissue and functional defects" with the military hospital of Ulm has started
Wilhelm Roux Award for Melanie Haffner-Luntzer
Malte Steiner achieves travel grant of the German Society of Biomechanics (DGfB)
Biomechanics Summer Course 2014, July 22-25
Our former employee Andreas Seitz achieves Best Thesis Award of the University of Ulm
The quality management system of the institute is accredited by DAkkS for another five years
Award of the Italian chapter of the European Society of Biomechanics for the best paper in computational biomechanics for our former guest researcher Luigi La Barbera