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Demonstration of a PDMS-based bio-microactuator using cultured cardiomyocytes to drive polymer micropillars

Corresponding authors
Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
E-mail: kitamori@icl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Japan
Micro Chemistry Group, Optical Science Laboratory, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), 3-2-1 Sakado, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Japan
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Japan
Lab Chip, 2006,6, 230-235

DOI: 10.1039/B512099C
Received 09 Sep 2005, Accepted 08 Dec 2005
First published online 09 Jan 2006
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