Microsystems Laboratory 4 (LMIS4)

The Laboratory of Prof. Philippe Renaud is doing research in BioMEMS, microfluidics, nanofluidics and bioelectronic implants. Research on basic nanofluidic phenomena is used for understanding molecular transport in nanochannels. Our current focus is on applications in microsystems for handling, analysis and culture of biological cells.

A nanovolcano array with a cell culture ring mounted on a microchip ©A.Herzog/EPFL

What we focus on

• 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. • We are developing devices for bioelectronic implants such as micro-electrodes for neural recordings and stimulation, biomechanical sensors for eye pressure or articular implants. • Our group has been involved in the valorization of research by creation of several start-up companies.

Exposition du 14 septembre 2019 au 26 janvier 2020

will be held on November 18-20, 2019, in Montreux, Switzerland