Nature has mastered for millions of years: the sap that rises from the roots to the leaves of the tree, or the blood that circulates in our capillaries are good examples.
It is a recent field of research which is now essential in many areas of biology, particularly in medicine: to reproduce the structure and functioning of human organs, such as the kidney or the intestine, to make diagnoses or to study cancers…
Yes, we are talking about microfluidics!
Scientists at the Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes are exploring the many possibilities offered by microfluidics.
In this brand new video, they provide an overview of this innovative technology applied to life sciences!