Wie Licht beim Aufbau von Geweben helfen kann


Building tissues from cells as their basic building block is a promising
approach in tissue engineering and allows assembling cells into microtissues
with high precision, which is not possible with material-based
approaches. The challenge lies in controlling when and where cells
bind to each other. Using visible light as a trigger for cell-cell interactions
provides the required spatiotemporal control without interfering
with other cellular processes. This provides a new way to assemble
multicellular structures with numerous potential applications in cell
biology and regenerative medicine.