We combine biology and engineering ...

… by developing a novel shaping process for the production of miniaturized, tailor‑made membranes as porous structures for the fixation and supply of human cells in microphysiological in‑vitro tissue models.

While the porous membrane is permeable for the transport of signal molecules for cell‑cell interactions, it offers a surface for the growth of a locally fixed, functional tissue. With such a carrier and supply structure, we aim to simulate tissue as physiologically and miniaturized as possible and create novel test systems, e.g. for the development of pharmaceutical agents.


Dr. Thomas Schiestel