Indentation Testing of Cartilage and Cartilage-Like Materials

The Integrative Cartilage Research Group of ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) investigates the morphology, function, disease, and repair of cartilage and neighboring musculoskeletal tissues. This video demonstrates mechanical evaluation and testing of biological and scaffold materials. Defining the benchmark for how strong and stiff tissue-engineered cartilage needs to be from native tissues provides a target for tuning of biomaterials to match this benchmark.