Biomedical Engineering

"Thanks to the interaction between scientists and physicians, we seek to develop innovative technological solutions that improve medical care, diagnosis, treatment of diseases, and the quality of life of people."

DR. CARLOS ORTIZ DE SOLÓRZANO AURUSA

Our Biomedical Engineering Research Program applies engineering principles and methods to solve current biological and medical problems.

We are a multidisciplinary group that combines expert engineers, biologists, chemists, bioinformaticians, and physicians to develop innovative technological solutions that improve medical care, diagnosis, disease treatment, and quality of life.

Our program is focused on several fronts to revolutionize current therapeutic strategies. We seek to develop new regenerative therapeutic strategies through the fabrication of tissues and organs in the laboratory, to advance in the knowledge of the mechanisms of this regeneration, to establish pharmacological testing systems and human disease models. For this, our research work is focused on designing physical "organ-on-chip" models and computational models based on artificial intelligence to deepen the knowledge of the disease and predict the efficacy of therapeutic strategies.

Another fundamental aspect of our program is to develop therapeutic approaches aimed at restoring the pathological dynamics of the brain and brain-body interactions.

To carry out this cutting-edge research work, we have state-of-the-art technologies for innovation in gene and cell therapies, 3D printing techniques for tissues and organs, the development of advanced biomaterials, the design of intelligent medical devices and bioinformatics and data analysis to develop computational tools and advanced algorithms to analyze large sets of biological and medical data, which represents a breakthrough in research, diagnosis and personalized treatment of patients.

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Objectives of our program


Develop regenerative therapeutic strategies 
Manufacture of tissues and organs in the laboratory to advance in the knowledge of the mechanisms of this regeneration, establish pharmacological testing systems and human disease models.


Develop physical "organ-on-chip" and computational models
based on artificial intelligence to deepen the knowledge of the disease and predict the efficacy of therapeutic strategies.


Study of brain-body interactions
Develop new therapeutic approaches to restore pathological brain dynamics.

Our research groups

We seek to develop innovative technological solutions

Dra. Maite Huarte

Manuel Mazo
Principal Investigator

Froilán Granero
Principal Investigator
Ana Pérez
Principal Investigator
FROM THE LABORATORY TO THE PATIENT

Cutting-edge research

To deepen the potential of stem cells and propose new drugs and therapeutic strategies that will soon reach the clinic, we work in close collaboration with the Cell Therapy Area of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and other transversal programs of the Cima.


CARDIOPATCH

International project on advanced therapies in regenerative medicine and 3D printing for the treatment of myocardial infarction.


BRAVƎ

European project, led by the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, to create a biological device to support a diseased heart.


Organoids

Generation of miniature organs from stem cells to develop new therapeutic alternatives for the treatment of different diseases.

<p>Fachada del Centro de Investigaci&oacute;n M&eacute;dica Aplicada (CIMA)</p>

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Thanks to the generosity of many people, the Cima Universidad de Navarra is a reality that strives to offer therapeutic solutions to achieve personalized medicine for patients.

Scientific activity of the
Biomedical Engineering Program