TEKNIKER focuses on using micro and nanotechnologies in biotechnology and medicine.
Current manufacturing technologies based on the top-down approach allow the dimensions of materials to be reduced to 50 nm. This involves working with motifs, channels and depths ranging from 50 nm-50 µm, something that offers new possibilities of interacting with biomolecules and cells, using these devices for diagnostic, therapeutic and tissue regeneration purposes.
The development of systems through micro and nanotechnologies is being applied in biotechnology and medicine to identify gene sequences (devices for the diagnosis and detection of nucleic acids), manufacture microchips to detect proteins in serum, separate blood cells and generate epithelial tissue.
In the tissue engineering field, we have studied morphological and biochemical changes (genetic alteration) in bone, skin and adult stem cells as a result of their interaction with motifs at this scale.
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