Supplementary Figure 3 from The stentable <i>in vitro</i> artery: an instrumented platform for endovascular device development and optimization
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<b>Cell survival immediately after stent implantation.</b> The majority of both endothelial cells (ECs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the <i>in vitro</i> artery survive stent deployment. While catheter insertion shears away a large number of ECs, the adjacent endothelium remains highly viable (green) and relatively few dead cells (red) are present within and near the wounded region. Similarly, primarily live cells with only scattered dead cells are found behind stent struts. Images were acquired at a plane tangent to the channel lumen. (a) Scale bar is 2 mm. (b) Magnification of the regions indicated by the red box (left) and blue box (right) in panel (a). Scale bar is 200 µm.