Studying blood vessel formation in hypergravity

angiogravityMeet the developments of our project ANGIOGRAVITY, aimed at  studying blood vessel formation in hypergravity. This project was who selected by the European Space Agency (ESA)’s 2014 Spin Your Thesis! programme.

See the previous post about the selection process.


In June we celebrate our 25 years with 25 sardines to explain 25 projects

ineb25_smallJune 12 to 30, 2014, Bom Sucesso Market & Manuel António da Mota Foundation, Porto

To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are organizing several public events, concentrated in the month of June 2014, under the motto ” Biomedical Engineering in a Quarter of Ideas”.

I invite everyone to visit the Bom Sucesso Market, from 16 to 30 June, 2014, in Porto, where we explain 25 of our projects using sardines, the symbol of our St. John festivities. At that time we are also organizing a cycle of public debates, steered by national public figures, on topics of general interest from Biomedical Engineering, such as human enhancement, the role of technology in health care and in immortality.

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Em Junho celebramos os nossos 25 anos com 25 sardinhas a explicar 25 projetos

ineb25_small12 a 30 de Junho de 2014, Mercado Bom Sucesso & Fundação Manuel António da Mota, Porto

Para comemorar o nosso 25º aniversário organizamos diversos eventos públicos, concentrados no mês de Junho de 2014, sob o mote “A Engenharia Biomédica num Quarteirão de Ideias”.

Convido todos a visitarem o Mercado Bom Sucesso, de 16 a 30 de Junho de 2014 no Porto, onde explicamos 25 dos nossos projetos usando sardinhas, o símbolo das nossas festas de São João. Organizamos também nessa altura um ciclo de debates públicos, dinamizados por personalidades nacionais, sobre temas de interesse geral da Engenharia Biomédica, tais como o melhoramento humano, e o papel da tecnologia nos cuidados de saúde e na imortalidade.

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Advanced biofabrication strategies for skin regeneration and repair

Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 20.47.08This paper reviews recent skin regeneration and repair strategies, describing their major advantages and limitations and providing future prospects on the use of advanced strategies based on both bottom-up and top-down approaches through the combination of biomaterials, cells, growth factors and biomanufacturing techniques. This paper was written by Rúben Pereira in collaboration with the team of Professor Paulo Bártolo, from the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CRDSP), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal).

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Biomatter’s new website is online

Biomatter new website june2013The website of Biomatter was redesigned and launched on June 2013. The information available is the same, but now includes a scrolling carousel featuring articles from the current issue. It also auto-posts the most recent articles at the bottom of the home page so that visitors will constantly have links to the newest articles. More details available at