Microsystems Laboratory 4 (LMIS4)

The Laboratory of Prof. Philippe Renaud is doing research in BioMEMS, microfluidics, nanofluidics and bioelectronic implants.
We use the diversed wafer-based microfabrication technologies available in the cleanrooms of the EPFL Center of MicroNanoTechnology (CMI) for the realization of our devices. Our group has been involved in the valorization of research by creation of several start-up companies.Our current focus is on applications in microsystems for handling, analysis and culture of biological cells. We have studied novel methods in flow cytometry and cell sorting based on electrical impedance analysis and dielectric properties of the cells. We also develop micro-bioreactors for on-chip co-culture of cells in drug screening and toxicology applications.Research on basic nanofluidic phenomena is used for understanding molecular transport in nanochannels.We are developing devices for bioelectronic implants such as micro-electrodes for neural recordings and stimulation, biomechanical sensors for eye pressure or articular implants.

NanoBioTech-Montreux Conference

November 18-20, 2019, Montreux, CH