Bio M.E.

Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

We incorporate biosensors, microfluidic technology, 3D biofabrication, smart biomaterials and tissue engineering for tissue-specific targeting, integration with polymeric supports and regenerative induction of biological structures.

BioME Coordinator

Juan Pablo Acevedo

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Chile and Biomaterials and Medical Engineering Program leader. He is in charge of coordinating the different projects of the program related to biomaterials and microfluidic technologies, biofabrication, nanoencapsulation, tissue engineering, and biosensors, seeking to generate new therapeutic strategies that enhance the effects of advanced medical therapies through the interface between biology and engineering.

Associated research projects

Development of a customized injectable carrier

Development of a customized injectable support for the restorative treatment of focal cartilage lesions.

Nanostructural encapsulation or coating technology

Development of a nanostructural encapsulation or coating technology for the stabilization of cells, organelles and extracellular vesicles.

3D printing of smart electroactive nanocomposites

3D printing of smart electroactive nanocomposites for tissue engineering and wearable sensors for soft tissue application, bone regeneration and cardiac patches.

Establish rational and systematic strategies for MSCs and T lymphocytes culture.

Establish rational and systematic strategies for MSCs and T lymphocytes culture through a multidisciplinary approach to optimize cell expansion and therapeutic effectiveness for tissue regeneration and therapeutics.

Biomechanical signals

Biomechanical signals from an artificial regenerative niche can induce a reversal in the pathological state of osteoarthritis-derived chondrocytes.

BioME Team

Juan Pablo Acevedo

Juan Pablo Acevedo

Principal Investigator
Universidad de los Andes
BIO-ME Program

Claudia Altamirano

Claudia Altamirano

Principal Investigator
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
BIO-ME Program

Humberto Palza

Humberto Palza

Principal Investigator
Universidad de Chile
BIO-ME Program

Luis Córdova

Luis Córdova

Research Associate
Universidad de Chile

Ziomara Gerdtzen

Ziomara Gerdtzen

Research Associate
Universidad de Chile

Carlos Muñoz

Carlos Muñoz

Research Associate
Universidad de La Frontera

Nelson Osses

Nelson Osses

Research Associate
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Javier Enrione

Javier Enrione

Collaborating Researcher
Universidad de los Andes

Sergio Viáfara

Sergio Viáfara

PhD Student
Universidad de los Andes

Constanza Collarte

Constanza Collarte

Master's student
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Víctor Espínola

Víctor Espínola

PhD Student
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Vanessa Campos

Vanessa Campos

Master's student
Universidad de Chile

Francisco Fernández

Francisco Fernández

PhD Student
Universidad de Chile

Francesca Sepúlveda

Francesca Sepúlveda

PhD Student
Universidad de Chile

Valeria De María

Valeria De María

Undergraduate Student
Universidad de Chile

Mikael Espinoza

Mikael Espinoza

Master's student
Universidad de Chile

Cristóbal Cárcamo

Cristóbal Cárcamo

Master's student
Universidad de Chile

Laritza Medi

Laritza Medi

PhD Student
Universidad de Chile

Jorge Sánchez

Jorge Sánchez

PhD Student
Universidad de Chile

María Alejandra Tamayo

María Alejandra Tamayo

PhD Student
Universidad de Chile

Cristóbal Saldías

Cristóbal Saldías

Undergraduate Student
Universidad de Chile

Iván Muñoz

Iván Muñoz

Undergraduate Student
Universidad de Chile

Constanza Cohens

Constanza Cohens

Undergraduate Student
Universidad de Chile

Gerardo Flores

Gerardo Flores

Master's student
Universidad de Chile

Belén Medina

Belén Medina

Undergraduate Student
Universidad de Chile

Isidora Prat

Isidora Prat

Master's student
Universidad de Chile

Ignacia Segovia

Ignacia Segovia

Master's student
Universidad de Chile

Layimar Cegarra

Layimar Cegarra

PhD Student
Universidad de Chile

Faina Valle

Faina Valle

Undergraduate Student
Universidad de Chile

Paloma Fuentes

Paloma Fuentes

Postdoctoral Researcher
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Felipe Olate

Felipe Olate

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universidad de Chile

Vicente Belgeri

Vicente Belgeri

Research Assistant
Universidad de los Andes

Javier Novoa

Javier Novoa

Research Assistant
Universidad de los Andes

Alejandra Arancibia

Alejandra Arancibia

Research Assistant
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Cristián Vizueta

Cristián Vizueta

Research Assistant
Universidad de los Andes

Carlos Chacón

Carlos Chacón

Research Assistant
Universidad de los Andes

Gloria Torres

Gloria Torres

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universidad de los Andes

Luis Solano

Luis Solano

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universidad de Chile

Temistocles Molina

Temistocles Molina

Research Assistant
Universidad de Chile

Axel Maldonado

Axel Maldonado

Laboratory Assistant
Universidad de los Andes

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