The objective of the platform is to bridge biology and engineering in order to help the development of biomedical projects with a strong technological focus. Practically we provide the campus with essential technological bricks and expertise in microfluidics and biomaterials. Since May 2015 we developed in-house capabilities in the field of microfabrication, photo- and soft-lithography, advanced 3D cell culture systems, organoids and Organ-on-Chip technology especially targeted for the better understanding of complex cell-microenvironment interactions.
Working with us
The facility operates on a project basis. To submit a project application or ask your questions, you can email us. We will then organise a one-to-one meeting in order outline a viable project of the following type:
- Do-It-Yourself : Projects in this category can benefit from the full set of bookable equipment at the facility. the users have to be to work as autonomous users. Training sessions can be organised to reach this status.
- Proof-of-Concept: These projects aims at investigating whether the envisioned bioengineering approach helps with the biological question at hand. A first round of investigation is directly performed by the facility personnel (chip design and fabrication, cell encapsulation assay…). In a later stage, users will be requested to take over the data generation process after the first proof-of-concept.
- Co-Development: Here the involvement of the Biomaterials and Microfluidics core facility will be larger and will span over a longer period of time. We typically propose leading a technological work package (Chip design, Organoid production….) within a larger consortium. Our contribution can then be transferred to the different partners.
- Organ-on-Chip: The Organ-on-Chip center hosted by the Biomaterials & Microfluidics core facility is geared towards the production fully matured Emulate recapitulating different types of organs. We provide dedicated personnel and chip actuation machines in a BSL2 and BSL3 environment.
You still have a question ? Please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
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