Bioengineering

Bioengineering is the engineering of biological systems. For this, Biology stops being only descriptive and experimental to become a set of standardized tools for the solution of challenges in the different areas of engineering.

Thanks to our institutional alliance with Cleveland Clinic (USA) we have generated research projects that are financed by institutions such as Cienciactiva, the National Institute of Child Health and the Medical College of Peru

Our research focuses on three priority areas: Tissue Engineering, where we currently develop nanoparticles that are chemically linked to peptides produced by stem cells in order to improve the regeneration of damaged tissues; microfabrication of microfluidic devices, where we have 3 projects related to the detection in situ of infectious diseases such as malaria, the rapid detection of drug-resistant bacteria, and the detection of circulating tumor cells which are directly related to the progression of cancer; and finally synthetic biology, where we have a project using a robot fish that detects signals of microorganisms in real time through a bacterium capable of detecting arsenic in water.