Microfluidics exploits a multidisciplinary approach to design systems where micro-volumes of fluids can be precisely controlled and manipulated. The use of microfluidic systems coupled with real-time high resolution imaging has revolutionized the field of cell biology providing the opportunity to investigate cell behavior within in vivo-like microenvironments. We design and manufacture microfluidic devices for a variety of research applications. Specifically, we developed an easy-to-use platform embedding flexible PDMS electrodes and carbon nanotubes to generate uniform electrical fields for cell stimulation. We fabricated magnetic reversibly sealable microfluidic devices by implementing PDMS/iron micropowder layers. Also, we exploited microfluidic devices to investigate the role of fluid dynamics on cell alignment, cell docking, and cell spheroid generation by coupling different experimental data with computational models.


12/12/2016 Mara Gilardi awarded with a FIRC Foundation annual scholarship for Moores Cancer Center (San Diego, CA, USA)
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Mara Gilardi has been awarded with a scholarship from the FIRC Foundation to spend one year at the Moores Cancer Center (UC San Diego Health Science,
08/12/2016 Meet us at TERMIS-AM 11, 14 December 2016 San Diego, CA, USA
American Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016
13/05/2016 Meet us at TERMIS-EU 2016, 28 June - 1 July, 2016 Uppsala, Sweden
European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016
10/11/2015 Best Poster Award at Biofabrication 2015
We are proud to announce that the CTE-Lab, in collaboration with Yokohama National University, is the winner of the Best Poster Award of the Biofabrication Congress 2015 for the work “The surface desi
04/11/2015 Congratulations Simone Bersini!
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab Post-Doc Simone Bersini has been awarded with the GNB Alberto Mazzoldi Doctoral Prize for the PhD Thesis entitled “Engineered Micro and Macroscale Human 3D Vascul