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Mechanical testing of liver extracellular matrix-based hydrogels

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Porcine liver tissues were decellularized to obtain extracellular matrix using chemical detergent based protocols (Protocol I and Protocol II) over a period of 5 days. The matrix was functionalized with methacrylic anhydride to produce LivMA hydrogels that were photocrosslinked at different concentrations (0.5% and 0.75%) and crosslinking times (1,2,4 min). Mechanical testing of these hydrogels was conducted using compressive testing using 5848 Instron Microtester with a 5 N load cell.

The associated spreadsheet contains the raw data of the individual samples and the compiled data for all the different groups from both the protocols I and II.

Geographical area of data collection



Ravichandran, A., Murekatete, B., Moedder, D. et al. Photocrosslinkable liver extracellular matrix hydrogels for the generation of 3D liver microenvironment models. Sci Rep 11, 15566 (2021). http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-94990-z

Research areas

Liver tissue engineering
ECM Hydrogels

Cite this collection

Ravichandran, Akhilandeshwari; Murekatete, Berline; Moedder, Denise; Meinert, Christoph; Bray, Laura; (2021): Mechanical testing of liver extracellular matrix-based hydrogels . Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1636687484822

Partner institution

Herston Biofabrication Institute, Metro North Health, Queensland https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/herston-biofabrication-institute/
ARC Training Centre for Cell & Tissue Engineering Technologies https://ctet.org.au/

Data file types

Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)


© Queensland University of Technology, 2005.

Dates of data collection

From 2020-05-20 to 2020-12-23


Has association with
Laura Bray  (Researcher)
Has chief investigator



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