Mechanical loading parameter. (a) Scanning electron microscopy exposure of collagen scaffolds. (b) Schematic representation of mechanical loading setup. Cells were seeded on cylindrical collagen scaffolds and load was applied along the symmetry axis of the scaffold (= pore direction). (c) Mechanical loading was performed in a custom-made bioreactor system. Scaffolds were compressed by 10% at a frequency of 1 Hz.
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