We created the Center for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (CBIT) in May 1999 to merge efforts of researchers from several university departments working together in biomedical science, engineering of biomaterials and its translation to clinical application.
Research in our labs is focused on the engineering of the cell-material interface.
We develop and manufacture new material-based systems of biomedical interest, from hydrogel based matrices and polymer scaffolds to recombinant protein fragments and microparticles.
Our work looks to develop materials with specific functional properties and to understand their interactions with cells in vitro and in vivo, with the guiding principle that we can engineer the combined use of materials, cells, proteins and other molecules, and physical stimuli, to guide cell behaviour and stem cell differentiation. We develop most of our systems towards future applications related to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine concepts and to the in vitro modelling of healthy and pathological tissues.
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