Biomechanical Testing

Testing facilities include a state-of-the-art preparation room and testing laboratory devoted to biological soft and hard tissues. The laboratory comprises techniques allowing multi-scale mechanical testing from microscopic (extracellular matrix) to macroscopic (whole organ level) length scales. Standard testing techniques such as micro-indentation (CSM UNHT) and bio-indentation (Anton Paar UNHT³ Bio) or axial-torsional materials testing (MTS 858) are complemented by custom-made experimental devices (SpineTester) and advanced imaging modalities (µCT 100, SCANCO).