WHO WE ARE
TME Lab (Tissue MicroEnvironment Lab) is a research group at the University of Zaragoza, officially recognized as a consolidated group by the Government of Aragón. It is a multidisciplinary team composed of engineers, biologists, mathematicians, and physicists who develop, together, new ideas, methods, and applications in Biomedical Engineering.
We belong to the Aragón Institute of Engineering Research (I3A), to the Aragón Health Research Institute (IIS Aragón), and to the national Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials, and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) as part of the group CB06/01/0069.
WHAT IS OUR AIM
Our main aim is to develop and apply multiapproach (in silico, in-vitro, and ex-vivo) models to better understand relevant biological processes, with special emphasis on the interaction between cells and their biophysical environment.
We are experts in developing biological models integrating the state of the art in mathematical simulation tools and microfluidic technology to mimic biological functions or diseases and monitor cells and tissues in biomimetic environments.
We are focused on reproducing physiological and pathological situations that allow us to deepen a better understanding of biological processes with important fundamental, industrial, or clinical impact.
IN VITRO MODELS
ORGAN ON CHIP
IN SILICO MODELS
WHAT WE DO
We try to cover all facets of a research group: fundamental research, translation to clinics, and technology transfer to industry and high-level training.
Our main difference is the seamless combination in most of our projects of physico-mathematical or data-driven models with biomimetic microfluidic based devices to build reliable, robust, easy-to-use and cost effective models of relevant biological problems which could impact the clinical practice and medical industry.
We develop our research under the umbrella of national and European projects in close collaborations with other national, international groups as well as companies and clinicians.
Our outcome is related to publications in high-impact journals, patents, and products and training of new PhDs. With this aim, we are a group always open to incorporate new talents, where they will find a very proactive group involved in ambitious projects.
Computational biomechanics and bioengineering 3D printing to develop a personalised regenerative biological ventricular assist device to provide lasting functional support to damaged hearts (G.A. nº 874827) RIA – Research and Innovation action
POSITION-II has received funding within the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU) in collaboration with the European Union’s H2020 Framework Programme (H2020/2014-2020) and National Authorities, under grant agreement Ecsel-783132-Position-II-2017-IA
Our team, made up mostly of women, is working daily to achieve scientific advances. We are proud to have such a wonderful team. Thank you girls !!! "I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done" - Marie Curie
Founded in 2016, our SpinOff BEOnCHIP celebrates its fifth anniversary today. It is a great team dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and selling easy-to-use, disposable biomimetic cell culture devices. We wish you lots of success in the future! Find out more...
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