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.
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 support for the restorative treatment of focal cartilage lesions.
Development of a nanostructural encapsulation or coating technology for the stabilization of cells, organelles and extracellular vesicles.
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 through a multidisciplinary approach to optimize cell expansion and therapeutic effectiveness for tissue regeneration and therapeutics.
Biomechanical signals from an artificial regenerative niche can induce a reversal in the pathological state of osteoarthritis-derived chondrocytes.