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Moldless approach to generate 3D intestinal tissue model using hydrogels

The Biomimetic systems for cell engineering group has developed a new method to generate 3D intestinal tissue using hydrogels. This new in vitro model has been improved by providing cells with a more physiologically realistic environment, including tissue architecture, cell-matrix interactions and chemical signalling while remaining compatible with standard cell characterization techniques.

Epithelial tissues contain complex three-dimensional microtopographies that are essential for their proper performance. These 3D microstructures provide cells with the physicochemical and mechanical signals needed to guide their self-organization into functional tissue structures and are key to their proper functioning.

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IBEC co-organizes the informative session “Individual Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie 2019”

The past 14 of May was held at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) the informative session “Individual actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA), call 2019 “.

The session, co-organized by the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), the European Office of FECYT and the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR), brought together more than 100 assistants between project managers and researchers. The conference, inaugurated by Professor Josep Samitier, Director of the IBEC, started with the participation of Cristina Gómez, National Contact Point of the European Office of the Ministry MICIU, and with Aïda Díaz in representation of AGAUR.

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