Leijten Lab | Down the rabbit hole

Exploring multiscale constructs at the Leijten Lab, University of Twente

Dr. Jeroen Leijten

Dr Jeroen Leijten‘s research at the University of Twente focuses on leveraging nano- and micro-scale tools to revolutionize tissue engineering. By incorporating the Pavone platform, his lab has transcended traditional methodologies, enabling the production of multiscale bioengineered constructs that influence cell behavior across different scales. Since 2019, Pavone has significantly enhanced their capabilities, offering unparalleled precision in mechanical characterization and optics, crucial for working with transparent, micro-scale gels.

This technology not only facilitates a deeper understanding of mechanobiology but also drives the lab’s exploration into new realms, such as stress-relaxation in materials and the impact of mechanical forces on cell and tissue behavior.

Dr. Leijten indicates that the Pavone platform is an important part of his research infrastructure. It’s a cost-effective solution that can measure quantifiable and absolute values at the microscale. It provides simple and easy workflows and can quickly be operated by users of all scientific backgrounds with minimal training, as the system is as easy as “I tap, I measure, I get.”

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