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Convex and concave micro-structured silicone controls the shape, but not the polarization state of human macrophages

This month’s front cover image comes from Katharina Maniura-Weber et al. from the Biointerfaces lab at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, whose paper looks at how microstructured silicone controls the shape of human macrophages.

Katharina’s lab focuses on novel materials-based healthcare solutions, looking at biointerfaces between biomolecules, their assemblies and water, between cells and extra cellular matrix, between populations of bacteria and human cells and their surroundings and between the biological environment and materials for medical applications.

Read the full article here.

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