Research Groups

Group name: Biomedical applications group (GAB).

Principal investigator: Rosa Villa.

Research lines: GAB is placed at the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM, CSIC) and we also belong to the CIBER-BBN. The group takes advantage of the technological capacities available at the Clean Room of the IMB-CNM in order to provide novel solutions to different biomedical applications. These solutions are mainly based on sensing solutions at different levels of biological organization, i.e. mollecules, cells and organs. As a consequence, the group works jointly with different biomedical research groups, from the theoretical analysis to the final clinical trials.

Over the years, the group has built extensive experience in biomonitoring of organs, live tissues, and cellular cultures using different sensing strategies and advanced electronic materials. This has enabled the group to establish leadership in two key areas of biomedical research:

 – Advanced electronic materials for neurophysiology.

 – Integration of sensing devices with microfluidic structures for biomonitoring.



This project has been co-funded by the European Union through the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and has the support of the Secretariat of Universities and Research, Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.