MIMETAS partner in €4.5mn EU Interreg project BIOMAT | Mimetas

MIMETAS partner in €4.5mn EU Interreg project BIOMAT

MIMETAS partner in €4.5mn EU Interreg project BIOMAT

Engineering 3D microenvironments of vascularised bone and muscle

Funded by Interreg Vlaanderen - Nederland

The objective of the 'Biomat' project is to develop a platform for high-throughput testing of biomaterials in a physiologically relevant environment on-a-chip. The innovative aspects of this platform are a 3D environment that mimics relevant tissues in which novel and existing biomaterials can be integrated for reliable in vitro testing and monitoring.

Bones- and Muscles-on-a-Chip

Within this project, 3D microenvironments of vascularised bone and muscle will be engineered on microfluidic chips, and used to test the performance of biomaterials, such as hip implants, bone fillers and stents. MIMETAS OrganoPlate® technology offers unique functionalities, not possible with conventional 2D or 3D culture, allowing to better replicate the complex microenvironment of bones and muscles. In addition, MIMETAS's perfused vascular beds, that recapitulate hallmark features of human microvessels, will play an important role in the project. 


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