Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering (Biofab) Facility
The Biofabrication and Tissue Engineering Facility at Karolinska Institutet (Biofab) offers a diverse range of Micro and Nanostructuring techniques for cell-based applications in the fields of life-science and medicine.
At BioFab, we aim to bridge the gap between engineering and biology at Karolinska Institutet and provide common grounds with respect to suitable material of use of modular design and tunable structures for biomedical purposes.
- Tissue and organ-on-a-chip
- Tissue engineering
- Collimated UV light
- Contact angle goniometer
- Polymer Speed mixer
In-house Micro and Nanofabrication platforms
- Nano reaction injection molding (NanoRIM)
- Soft lithography
Off-campus Micro and Nanofabrication platforms
- Photolithography (mask aligner)
- Electron beam lithography
- Nanoimprint lithography
- CNC micro Milling
Device characterisation methods
- Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
- Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
List of materials
Glass, silicon, and polymers including different types of thermoplastics, e.g. Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), Polycarbonate (PC), Polystyrene (PS) and Teflon, thermosets, e.g. off-stoichiometry thiol-ene (OSTE), SU8 and elastomers, e.g. PDMS.
Download comparative overview of common materials used for cell culture devices (pdf)
- Consultation about the proper choice of material and design with respect to the biological application
- 3D CAD design
- Nanofabrication via cleanroom processing
- Surface energy patterning (tuning hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity)
Price for the in-house tool equipment: 1500 SEK/hour
Facility support: additional 1500 SEK/hour, or on collaborative bases.
For off-campus tools, prices are calculated based on each project.
Karolinska Institutet, Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, B0911-B0913
If you have any questions or would to like to get access to the facility, contact us: