W e are developing a suite of non-contact scanning probes to operate in liquid environments, including the microfluidic probe that enables a new range of capabilities to perform experiments on biological supports, cells and tissues in a highly interactive, versatile and precise manner – this approach departs from classical closed microfluidics, and leverages the concept of microfluidics in the “open space“. We envision it as a multi-functional tool enabling investigations of previously unapproachable problems in cell biology and the life sciences.

Some of our research activities are listed below: