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Study forces to understand shape

Measuring the visco-elastic properties of living embryonic tissue, in vivo, at a resolution of 10 to 50 micrometers? It is now possible thanks to the "Scanning Air Puff Tonometer", developped by Vincent Fleury.

Read more: CNRS Journal 245, June 2010.

Here at MSC, we use the tonometer, among other things, to study the vascular morphogenesis (which includes slow chronic visco-elastic drift of vessels).

Contact : Published on / Publié le 23 September 2010