Apparatus for uniaxial testing of soft human tissues in vitro

  • J. C. Stevens
  • N. B. Jones
  • D. F. Fay
Technical Note


Biological tissue Mechanical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Stevens
    • 1
  • N. B. Jones
    • 2
  • D. F. Fay
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical Physics Weston Park HospitalUniversity and Area Health Authority (Teaching)SheffieldEngland
  2. 2.Graduate Division of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of SussexBirghtonEngland
  3. 3.Dalhousie Medical SchoolHalifaxCanada

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