Wood is a material that has been utilized by mankind since the beginning of civilization and is widely present in everyday life as an energy source as well as a building material. The advantages of this material derive to a large extent from its availability and the excellent mechanical properties associated with its density, which is related to the structural organization of the material. Plants have a remarkable organization with a highly hierarchical structure, ranging from the level of cellulose microfibrils to the level of cell wall organization and tissues.
When dealing with the relationship between structure and mechanics of biological materials like wood, one should consider the hierarchical levels involved. Researchers at CD BioSciences focus on the latest techniques in plant structure and function and how they relate to the mechanical behavior of the organism, such as the ability of plants to grow under gravity vectors or withstand wind. We offer quantitative determination of structural and mechanical parameters to allow advanced analysis in plant biomechanics. We are committed to helping our customers understand the developmental changes that occur in plant organs during their life cycle and under the influence of environmental factors.
Fig.1 Schematic representation of the complex organisation of the tracheid cell wall polymers. (Salmén, 2018)
CD BioSciences specializes in exploring the biomechanics of trees from different structures and tissues and offer our clients a wide range of scientific services in this field. Our advanced analysis of plant biomechanics helps to provide our clients with important insights into how plants work. If you are interested in our services, please feel free to contact us directly for more details.
CD BioSciences is a biotechnology company focused on biophysical services. We are proficient in both chemistry and biophysics, and have a comprehensive biophysical platform containing a wide range of advanced technologies.