Applying microtechnologies to the health sector has given rise to tools that offer a significant advance in the study of pathologies and the development of their treatments. In particular, biomaterials based on micro-/nanostructures present immense potential for a highly realistic and controllable recreation of microenvironments for cell growth, analysis and treatment.
Countless biocompatible polymeric materials have been developed in recent decades, allowing the generation of micro-/nanometric structures whose properties (mechanical, chemical) can be modified to form specific environments where cells can behave similarly to the way they would behave in the body.
At Ceit we have the capacity to manufacture these gels and nanofibers, as well as characterize their structural, rheometric and biological properities in applications such as crops, migration studies, the imitation of microenvironments or treatment screening. For these purposes we have equipment such as:
Scanning electron microscope
Trans- and epi-illumination microscope to work in bright field, phase contrast and fluorescence (including cell tracking)
Our laboratories for working with polymeric materials and cells are equipped with the necessary infrastructure to guarantee the required conditions (biological hoods, chemical hoods, incubators, freezers, etc.)