Biomimetic thin films enter maturation phase
Categorie(s) : Industry, News, Research
Published : 5 February 2018
Could a startup be in the future for LMGP’s BioactiveCoatings research project? One positive sign is that the project has now entered an eighteen-month maturation phase at Grenoble’s incubator and technology transfer specialist, Linksium. LMGP research scientist Catherine Picart, who is leading the project, plans to hire an engineer for the proof of concept: bone mini-tissue formation in vitro. The project’s main innovation is the deposition of biomimetic films in the wells of microplates generally used for cell cultures using a patented automated process. The resulting surfaces offer close-to-physiological conditions for stem-cell culture and mini-tissue formation. The ultimate goal is to enhance in vitro diagnostics for bone disease and cancer.