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All of the tissues of the body experience mechanical forces and most respond to them. This is of particular relevance in musculoskeletal, pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders, which consume vast amounts of resources and this will rise to epidemic proportions with the increase in ageing population. The SMTC aims to increase the understanding of mechanically responsive cells using techniques at the interface between biology and engineering and bring about improved treatments for a range of disorders.

SMTC Facilities are also available for use by outside parties.