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

UPCOMING AND RECENT
Currently no job offer (07.05.2014)
Biomechanics Summer Course 2014, July 22-25
22.10.2014:
Malte Steiner achieves travel grant of the German Society of Biomechanics (DGfB)
18.07.2014:
Our former employee Andreas Seitz achieves Best Thesis Award of the University of Ulm
30.06.2014:
The quality management system of the institute is accredited by DAkkS for another five years
27.06.2014:
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
26.04.2014:
Best Poster Award for Melanie Haffner-Luntzer
27.03.2014:
Travel Bursary of DAdorW for Esther Wehrle
14.02.2014:
Presentation award of MAOF /LMU e. V. for Anna Rapp