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Cécile Legallais

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LABORATORY OF BIOMECHANICS AND BIOENGINEERING UMR CNRS 7338 – UTC

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Researcher's interest in a few words:

Main field of activity

  • technology development;
  • biologic model development.

Target organs

  • liver;
  • kidney;
  • pancreas.

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Type/models systems

Spheroids & organ-on-a-chip;

Physio-pathological models

Metabolic disorders;

Application areas

Organ development and physiopathology studies, diseases models, organ interaction studies, toxicity, drug safety & toxicology testing.

Technologies

  1. microfluidic chips & biosensors;
  2. perfusion systems and control strategies, real-time monitoring, flow controller, pressure controller & temperature controller;
  3. tissue engineering.

Main research or activities topics

Design, development and assessment of microfluidic devices allowing perfused and 3D cell culture. Application to liver, liver-kidney and liver-pancreas interactions. Inclusion of alginate cryogels in the microsystems to enhance the formation of 3D structures, mechanical and biological characterization. Bioinspired approached to mimic a liver sinusoid. Parallelization & monitoring of the perfusion to allow medium throughput.

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UTC – Centre de recherche de Royallieu
60200 Compiègne
France