May 12, 2014
Cardiac Tissue Contractile Strength Differences Shown Using “Heart-On-A-Chip”
[ Read the Article: ‘Heart Disease-On-A-Chip’ Made From Patient Stem Cells ]
The difference in contractile strength of engineered cardiac tissues derived from a healthy patient and a patient with Barth syndrome using the “heart-on-a -chip” approach. Healthy tissues generate significantly more contractile stress with each contraction compared to diseased tissues, some of which do not move at all.
Credit: Megan McCain and Kevin Kit Parker / Wyss Institute