SFB/CRC project “ELAINE”: two new papers published

Recently, two papers have been published in collaboration with research groups from University of Rostock, Germany, in the context of the collaborative research center SFB1270 “Electrically Active Implants” ELAINE. The papers present: i) in-silico simulations of conductive hydrogels in capacitative electrical fields [1], and ii) complex mechanical properties of hyaline cartilage tissue and oxidized alginate-gelatin hydrogels [2]. This second paper was also in collaboration with the group of Dr. Silvia Budday (FAU Department of Mechanical Engineering) and with support of the Emerging Fields Initiative (EFI)  of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The collaboration within the CRC ELAINE project involved subproject B01 (led by Thomas Distler and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini, FAU Institute of Biomaterals) and the groups of Prof. Ursula van Rienen and Prof. Hermann Seitz at University of Rostock.

[1] J. Zimmermann, et al., Numerical simulations as means for tailoring electrically conductive hydrogels towards cartilage tissue engineering by electrical stimulation, Molecules 25 (2020) 4750.

[2] A. Weizel, et al., Complex mechanical behavior of human articular cartilage and hydrogels for cartilage repair, Acta. Biomater. (2020) in press.

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