Hydrogel viscoelasticity modulates migration and fusion of mesenchymal stem cell spheroids
Updated: Feb 7
Our lab has contributed to a recent study on the role of matrix viscoelasticity in modulating migration and fusion of MSC spheroids, which has been published in Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, journal of the AIChE - American Institute of Chemical Engineers. We found that viscoelastic hydrogels provide a favorable microenvironment for the migration and fusion of MSC spheroids, and that a combination of biophysical and biochemical cues can have a synergistic effect on stem cell function. We congratulate all the co-authors and look forward to further exploring this exciting area of research!