We want to be a pioneer center in the way we link science and technology in Latin America. Therefore, we seek to make innovative science urged by our curiosity and pursuit of human welfare, we protect the practical fruits of scientific research and actively try to transfer our inventions to society. We are a highly interdisciplinary group of researchers. In the group there are electronics engineers, biochemical, biomedical engineers, dentists and physicists, all with postgraduate training at a doctoral level. We seek for an open-lab philosophy with an extensive intergroup cooperation of all LAMEIN’s staff.
In Transducers (Research line: Impedance spectroscopy and Biosensors), we work in the search of new transduction principles and the development of new sensors and systems for biomedical applications. The investigation area includes the theorical-experimental study of the electrode-electrolyte interface, the impedance of biological suspensions and its lineal and non-lineal applications, and the development of new nanostructured sensors and microfluidic systems with integrated sensors.
In the Neuroscience area, we study the neural code of the rat’s vibrissae system, and we use the findings to develop a roughness sensor. We also study the human’s visual system to develop strategies for stimulating visual neurons, in implantable devices.
We have recently began to work in Tissue engineering, hoping to develop nanostructured biomaterials for the fabrications of new scaffolds. In these biomaterials, we will analyze cytotoxicity and osteoinduction in crops of stem cells, and in the scaffolds, we will evaluate the biocompatibility and the specific tissue generation capacity in rats.
We also developed a hybrid neural implantable device combining electrochemical technologies, neurophysiology and tissue engineering.