Today, work from the Trappmann Lab investigating the role of matrix adhesion and degradability was published in Nature Communications. A link to the article is here. The work highlights the power of integrating synthetic hydrogels and microfluidics to define biological mechanisms, and represents a step toward the rational design of tissue engineered vasculature.
Liu, J., Long, H., Zeuschner, D., Rader, A.F.B., Polacheck, W.J., Kessler, H., Sorokin, L., Trappmann, B. (2021) “Synthetic extracellular matrices with tailored adhesiveness and degradability support lumen formation during angiogenic sprouting.” Nature Communications. 12, 3402.