As part of their engineering studies at ISEN Lille for a master’s degree specialized in Bionanotechnologies, Robin and Orégane arrived in HCS Pharma in May 2021 for a 4-month internship. Their work in HCS Pharma follows a student project during which they designed and computationally simulated a microfluidic device capable of delivering a drug treatment to a tumoral spheroid and measuring its efficiency by impedancemetry.
Therefore, their objective consists in integrating BIOMIMESYS®, a hyaluronic acid-based hydroscaffold which mimics the extracellular matrix, in the device, as well as developping a compression system to provide a more realistic cancerous environment for the tumour growth. The fabrication of the device is carried out in collaboration with the CNRS LIMMS laboratory thanks to Dr. Vincent Senez.
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