In the field of bioengineering, reducing the biochemical reagents in the analysis and handling of samples with very small volumes is crucial.
Along this line, microfluidics is a key tool, opening a wide range of possibilities through the development of micro channels, micro chambers and active components such as microvalves or micropumps.
The materials used in this discipline are low cost polymeric substrates in combination with standard techniques of micro and nanofabrication based on silicon, pyrex or substrates.
Microfluidic technology is essential for the development of tools for cell analysis, particularly in the development of devices for cell migration, tissue engineering, cell mechanics, and population or individual cell studies.
Single isolated cell studies
Modules for cell separation to obtain individual viable cells.
Cell migration analysis.
Multi-purpose microchambers for single cell studies.