Biomedical Engineering


The mission of our group is to generate knowledge, new applications, and developments in the area of tissue engineering and biomedical engineering combining biological and engineering concepts.

We use reactions mediated by cells and their components (e.g. enzymes and nucleic acids) to generate high-added-value products and applications. These needs are typically related to the study, diagnosis, or treatment of infectious or chronic-degenerative diseases.

Our group integrates resources of science and technology of materials and biomaterials, nanotechnology, microfluidics, microfabrication, genomics and genetic engineering, synthetic biology, and cell culture in applications that could save lives.

Research lines

• Micro and nanotechnologies for study, diagnosis and/or treatment of diseases
• Tissue engineering: Bioprinting or "bioprinting", cell and tissue culture and organ-on-a-chip systems
• Engineering of biomaterials for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications


Mario Moisés Alvarez

Core researchers

Clara Patricia Ríos Ibarra
Roberto Portillo Lara

Adjunct researchers

Jesús Eduardo Elizondo Ochoa
Silvia Lorena Montes Fonseca

Authors Title Publication
Trujillo-de Santiago G, Portales-Cabrera CG, Portillo-Lara R, Araiz-Hernández D, Del Barone MC, García-López E, Rojas-de Gante C, De Santiago-Miramontes MdA, Segoviano-Ramírez JC, García-Lara S, Rodríguez-González CA, Alvarez MM, Di Maio E, Iannace S. Supercritical CO2 foaming of thermoplastic materials derived from maize: proof-ofconcept use in mammalian cell culture applications. PLoS One. In Press. (2015).
Trujillo-de Santiago G, Rojas-de Gante C, García-Lara S, Ballescá-Estrada A, Alvarez MM. Studying Mixing in Non-Newtonian Blue Maize Flour Suspensions Using Color Analysis. PLoS One 9(11): e112954.(2014).
Genel-Rey T, Carrillo-Cocom LM, Araíz-Hernández D, López-Pacheco F, López-Meza J, Rocha-Pizaña MR, Ramírez-Medrano A, and Alvarez MM. Comparisson of amino acid consumption in naïve and recombinant CHO cell cultures producers of a monoclonal antibody. Cytotechnology, 1-12. (2014).
Garza-García LD, García-López E, Camacho-León S, Rocha-Pizaña M del R, Araiz-Hernández D, López-Pacheco F, López-Meza J, Tapia-Mejía EJ, Trujillo-de Santiago G, Rodríguez-González CA, and Alvarez MM. Continuous flow micro-bioreactors for the production of biopharmaceuticals: effect of geometry, surface texture, and flow rate. Lab on a Chip 14 (7): 1320-1329. (2014).