Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics

Selected Publications


Chan, SCW, Gantenbein-Ritter, B (2012)  Intervertebral disc regeneration or repair with biomaterials and stem cell therapy-feasible or fiction? Swiss Med Wkly 2012a 142: w13598.

Chan SCW, Gantenbein-Ritter B. (2012) Preparation of Intact Bovine Tail Intervertebral Discs for Organ Culture, J Vis Exp 60(60): e3490.

Seiler C, Gazdhar A, Reyes M, Benneker LM, Geiser T, Siebenrock KA, Gantenbein-Ritter B (2012) Time-lapse microscopy and classification of 2D human mesenchymal stem cells based on cell shape picks up myogenic from osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation. J Tissue Eng Regen Med [epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1002/term.1575.

Steiner TH, Bürki A, Ferguson SJ, Gantenbein-Ritter B (2012) Stochastic amplitude-modulated stretching of rabbit flexor digitorum profundus tendons reduces stiffness compared to cyclic loading but does not affect tenocyte metabolism. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13(1): 222.

Walser J, Ferguson SJ, Gantenbein-Ritter B (2012) Design of a mechanical loading device to Culture intact Bovine Caudal Motional Segments of the Spine under Twisting Motion, In Replacing animal models: a practical guide to creating and using biomimetic alternatives: 89-105. Davies, J. (Eds.). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.