MicroFabSpace


Accessible and versatile research facility featuring 90m2 of class 10,000 cleanroom space offering state-of-the-art equipment for the fabrication and characterization of microdevices and structures for biomedical applications.

 The facility provides advanced research support that includes the design, development and analysis of devices, materials, and processes, so that researchers may use the facility to develop their innovative ideas in the fields of bioengineering, BioMEMS, materials science, tissue engineering and microfluidics.

The use of the facility is open to other public institutions and private companies.

To make equipment reservations, click here (only for registered users):

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  • nanbiosisMicroFabSpace is included in MINECO’s updated ICTS (Infraestructuras Científicas y Técnicas Singulares) map as part of NANBIOSIS, an integrated platform for research-oriented medical applications.
  • MicroFabSpace is listed on BioCores@BCN, an online tool to help scientists and other customers find the local scientific service, technique or equipment they need for their biomedical or life sciences research. (CRG/Core for Life).

Our equipment and materials

| Fabrication
| Characterization
| Materials

Fabrication


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Chemical Bath

Chemical Bath

Direct Write Laser Lithography

Direct Write Laser Lithography

E-Beam Lithography

E-Beam Lithography

Hot Embossing Lithography (HEL)

Microarrayer SPOTBOT 2

Plasma Cleaner

Plasma Cleaner

Spinner

Spinner

Thermal and E-Beam Metal Evaporator

Thermal and E-Beam Metal Evaporator

UV Curing Lamp System

UV Photolithography Mask-Aligner

UV Photolithography Mask-Aligner

3D printer

Characterization


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Contact angle (OCA15 plus)

Interferometer

Interferometer

Optical microscope

Optical microscope

Profilometer

Profilometer

Materials


Services

Access to 10,000 class cleanroom.

Training as a self-user for the following equipment: interferometer, profilometer, optical microscope, spin-coater, plasma cleaner and mask aligner.

Custom Fabrication/characterization services (quotation required).

Characterization


  • Surface topographic analysis using optical interferometry and mechanical profilometry.
  • Optical characterization of samples with bright and dark field microscopy.
  • Contact angle measuremnt of Surface wettability properties.

Fabrication


  • Design and fabrication of customized microfluidic chips using photolithography and replica molding (rapid prototyping in PDMS silicone).
  • E-beam lithography technique for the manufacture of micro- and nano- structures.
  • Fabrication of Cr photomasks for photolitographic processes.
  • Thin layer deposition of materials (Au, Al, Ti, Cr, SiO2, Al2O3, etc.).
  • Microelectrodes.
  • Fabrication of SU-8 molds for microcontact printing and micromolding in capillaries.
  • Medium density microarrays (proteins and DNA).

Price lists

Visits

If you would like to visit IBEC’s MicroFabSpace, please fill out the corresponding application form with the information requested. Then send it to microfab@ibecbarcelona.eu.

Your request will be reviewed, and we will contact you to confirm the day and time of your visit.

Visit request form 2017 (English)

How can I become a user?

To become a MicroFabSpace user, please follow the steps below.

Our external clients

Organisation / Group(s)
infinitec Infinitec Activos S.L.
ppg PPG Ibérica S.A.
advancedtech Advanced Nanotechnologies S.L.
cosingo Cosingo – Imagine Optic Spain S.L.
http://www.cosingo.com/
bcnpep BCN Peptides, S.A.
gppharm GP Pharm, S.A.
iisfjd Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria – Fundación Jimenez Diaz
Laboratorio de Nefrologia Experimental y Patología Vascular
irb Institut de Recerca Biomedica (IRB)
Programa de Química: Farmacología Molecular
cnm Institut de Microelectronica de Barcelona (CNM)
Integración de Sistemas
Power Devices and Systems
Micro and Nanosystems
ctm Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic
Materials Technology Area
cin2 Centre de investigación en nanociencia i nanotecnologia (CIN-2)
Photovoltaics Lab
icn2 Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)
Phononic and photonic nanostructures group
Supramolecular Nanochemistry & Materials
icmab Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB)
Molecular nanoscience and organic materials department (Nanomol group)
ibmb Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC)
Cell Biology Department (Control of local mRNA expression group; Spatial control of cell cycle entry Group)
idaea Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC)
upm Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Centro Láser
zargoza Universidad de Zaragoza
Fisica Aplicada
valla Universidad de Valladolid
GIRBioforge
umh Universidad Miguel Hernandez
Departamento Patologia y Cirugia
iqs Institut Químic de Sarrià
Bioenginyeria d’ Enginyeria de Materials
pcb Parc Cientific de Barcelona
Lab. de Simulación Computacional y Modelización (CoSMo)
irec Fundació Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC)
Materials Avançats per L’Energía
UB logo Universitat de Barcelona
Física Aplicada y Óptica (Grupo de Enerigía Solar; Física i Enginyeria de Materials Amorfs i Nanostructures)
Electrónica (MIND – Micro y Nanotecnologías y Nanoscopias para Dispositivos Electrónicos y Electrofotónicos)
Química-Fisica (laboratorio 4017)
Química Inorgánica (Grup de Magnetisme i Molècules Funcionals)
Ciencia del Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica
Ciencias Fisiológicas I
Física Fonamental (Nanomaterials Magnètics)
Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria
Cristal·lografia, Mineralogia i Dipòsits Minerals
Biologia Celular, Inmnologia y Neurociencias
UPC logo Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
CMEM – Ciència de Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica (BIBITE – Biomaterials, Biomecànica i Enginyeria de Teixits)
CREB – Centre de Recerca en Enginyeria Biomèdica
Enginyeria Electrònica

Users' publications

MicroFabSpace requests that users acknowledge the service in publications. Acknowledgements not only help to demonstrate the contribution of our work to the scientific community, but also contribute to future efforts to secure funding for new investments in next-generation, state-of-the-art equipment.

We also encourage personal acknowledgement if any of our technicians have made a significant contribution (e.g. design of a micro-/nanofabrication process) to your work.

For every publication accepted by a journal that properly refers to the use of IBEC’s MicroFabSpace, authors will receive a free hour of instrument use (excluding consumables). Simply inform us about your publication to receive your free time. In addition, we’ll also display your publication on our web page.

Castillo-Fernández, O., Rodríguez-Trujillo, R., Gomila, G.& Samitier, J. (2013). High-speed counting and sizing of cells in an impedance flow microcytometer with compact electronic instrumentation. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, in press
Maria Antònia Arbós, Maria Teresa Quiles, Pere Huguet, Manel Armengol and Manuel López-Cano (2013). Biological Scaffolds: Molecular Surface Characterization and Host-Tissue Response. General Surgery Research Group, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), UAB, Barcelona, Spain
Rigat Brugarolas, L. G., Elizalde Torrent, A., Bernabeu, M., de Niz, M., Martin Jaular, L., Fernandez Becerra, C., Homs Corbera, A., Samitier, J. & del Portillo, H. A. (2014). Functional microengineered model of the human splenon-on-a-chip. Lab Chip, 14(10):1715-24
H A Moreno, S Hussain, R Amade & E Bertran (2014). Growth and functionalization of CNTs on stainless steel electrodes for supercapacitor applications. Materials Research Express 1, 035050
Ziqiu Tong, Oscar Seira, Cristina Casas, Diego Reginensi, Antoni Homs-Corbera, Josep Samitier and J. Antonio Del Rio (2014). Engineering a functional neuro-muscular junction model in a chip. RSC Adv.