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Electric forces to characterize future biocompatible organic electronic devices

A joint collaboration between the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) and The University of Manchester has succeeded in mapping the electrical properties of organic biosensor/electrolyte interfaces at the nanoscale by measuring local electric forces. Electronic biosensors based on organic materials could make soon a reality the dream of low-cost, disposable, flexible and biocompatible electronic devices for the interaction with biological systems .

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Cells can detect the amount of space available and take decisions using their nucleus

A study published today in the journal Science shows that different cell types can use their nucleus—the cell’s stiffest and bulkiesnest organelle—to measure the level of confinement they are subjected to. These results are of particular interest for the study of cell migration, both in healthy and cancerous tissue. Marc Molina, current IBEC researcher, contributes to this article for his work done during his previous position at King’s College London

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The Edison of medicine visits IBEC

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) invites Robert Langer, and other renowned international speakers, to its annual symposium to talk about how bioengineering can shape the future of precision medicine. Langer, Professor of the Technological Institute of Massachusetts (MIT), and Director of its biomedical engineering laboratory, is considered the father of intelligent drugs delivery, the most cited engineer in the world but, especially, a global pioneer with over thousand patents and promoter of dozens of companies with great projection, which has earned him the nickname of “The Edison of Medicine”. 

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