Published: 2021-11-18 17:39 | Updated: 2021-11-18 17:41

Biofab- a new core facility at Biomedicum

Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering (Biofab) is a new core facility at Biomedicum, Karolinska Institutet.

Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering (Biofab) is a new core facility at Biomedicum, Karolinska Institutet. It offers a wide spectrum of 2D and 3D micro- and nanostructuring as well as biofabrication techniques. These includes methods, tools and equipment such as nano reaction injection molding (NanoRIM), nanoimprint lithography, photolithography and state-of-the-art bioprinting of human cells and tissues.

Biofab also collaborates with other key infrastructures, such as Myfab (national cleanroom infrastructure in Sweden), to use some of their relevant tools for nanofabrication (e.g., electron beam lithography) with the goal to foster interdisciplinary research.

Biofab is positioned at the intersection of nanoengineering, biology and medicine with a clear focus on cell applications and medical devices. It is an important objective of Biofab to utilize the nanoengineering technologies for innovative biomedical research with long-term scientific and impact.

At Biofab, we aim to bridge the gap between engineering and biology at Karolinska Institutet and provide common grounds with respect to suitable material of use of modular design and tunable structures for biomedical purposes.

More specifically, we can deliver customized micro- and nanodevices for a diverse range of applications, including:

  • Perfused Organ-on-a-Chip
  • Microwell platforms
  • Micro- and nanopatterned surfaces
  • Functionalized surfaces
  • Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) cartridges
  • Bioprinting of cells and polymers (bioinks)
  • Biosensors
  • …and many more

Biofab thus aspires to provide support for scientists in Karolinska Institutet to perform high-quality research in the field of micro-, nano- and biofabrication for biomedical purposes.

For further information or discussions of potential collaborative projects, please contact:

Reza Zandi Shafagh

Postdoctoral researcher