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Organ on a chip for biomedical experimentation

Scientists at the CSIC and at CIBER have developed a device which combines microelectronics and microfluidics to reproduce cell barrier conditions and to monitor them. It has applications on medical essays, to test drugs designed to penetrate cell barriers, such as antitumoral drugs for brain tumors or treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Award for the business project OnaSensLife

An incipient business project of scientists at the l’Institut de Microelectrònica de Barcelona has won the third prize in the Programa de Generació d’Idees competition. It is based on a device for the rapid and easy detection of Legionella.

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Microbridles for measuring arterial diameter and cardiovascular prevention

Researchers at the CSIC, together with the University of Seville, have developed a low cost microdevice for blood vessel monitoring. The device enables a quantitative and real-time measurement of blood vessel´s properties, which can help the diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular diseases in humans and animals.

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Compounds for the treatment of sleeping sickness

The CSIC, in collaboration with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Toyama Prefectural University, has developed a series of compounds for the prevention and treatment of parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness, caused by kinetoplastids.

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Bioreactor for cell cultures reproduces in vivo-like conditions

A new bioreactor for cell cultures has been developed and patented. It enables the reproduction of in vivo cellular behaviors. Also permits simultaneous two, three or more cell cultures. Only one part of the reactor is disposable, which decreases the lab material expenses. 

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