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BIOLOGICAL, BIOINSPIRED AND BIOMATERIALS

Welcome to the multidisciplinary research group B3Mat (Biological, Bioinspired and Biomaterials) of the Adolfo Ibáñez University, located in the city of Viña del Mar, Chile.

 

Our objective is to develop strategies to value the use of natural and artificial biomaterials for potential biotechnological and biomedical applications. For that we have established a multiscale and integrative technological platform of experimental biomechanical models, in vitro biological models and computational models.

 

At B3mat we firmly believe that science is a social and collaborative activity, so our work not only seeks to conduct high-level research, but also to help it reach citizens.

 

We are a research group committed to both inclusion and the environment as well as education and transfer of scientific knowledge to our community.

 
 

LAB MEMBERS

The members of our research group come from various branches of science and engineering, forming a multidisciplinary team. In addition, they train undergraduate and postgraduate students, both at the Adolfo Ibáñez University and others nationwide. They also actively collaborate with researchers from Chile and abroad.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

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JUAN F. VIVANCO
Associate professor
(DIRECTOR)

Doctor in Biomaterials and Biomechanics

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CAROLA MILLÁN GIOVANETTI
Associate Professor


PhD in Biological Sciences

FACULTY AND FELLOWS

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ISABEL BENJUMEDA WIJNHOVEN
Assistant Professor


Doctor in Neurosciences

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RAÚL VALLEJOS BAIER
Academic Instructor

PhD in Biology

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CAROLINA ANGULO PINEDA
Postdoc

PhD in Engineering - Materials

CURRENT STUDENTS

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IGNACIA MUÑOZ BRAUTIGAM
Master's student in Bioengineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

  • Research Stay at Queen's University, Canada

 

Project : "Quantitative study of the adhesion and cell morphology of MSCs in granulated Chilean oyster shells for use as a sustainable biomaterial"

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CARLOS TORO ARANCIBIA
Master's student in Industrial Engineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

 

Project : "Statistical analysis and comparison of structures manufactured in different 3D printers subjected to tensile tests"

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JOSÉ IGNACIO CONTRERAS RAGGIO
Master's student in Bioengineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

  • Research Stay at EMPA, Switzerland


Project : "Creation of bioactive inks for 3D scaffolding printing by means of direct ink printing, mechanical and morphological characterization"

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PABLO NUÑEZ MALDONADO
Master's student in Bioengineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

  • Research Stay at EMPA, Switzerland


Project : "Study and mechanical, morphological and biological characterization of bioactive ink in porous structures manufactured by 3D printing"

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MIGUEL PARDO RIQUELME
Master's student in Bioengineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

  • Research Stay at EMPA, Switzerland


Project : "3D Printed Ceramic Resurfacing Prosthesis for Canine Forearm Elbow Joint"

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SEBASTIÁN LLANO CÁCERES
Master's student in Bioengineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

 

Project : "Porous structures in gradient: geometric study in models made with 3D printers"

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ALEJANDRA CORREA BELLOSO
Bioengineering, professional degree

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

  • Research Stay at Queen's University, Canada

Project : "Sensitivity Analysis Geometric Properties of Three-Dimensional Porous Scaffolds Manufactured with 3D-Bioprinting Cellink"

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MARÍA FERNANDA ÁLAMOS SALCEDO
Bioengineering, professional degree

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez 

  • Research Stay at EMPA, Switzerland


Project : "Sensitivity Analysis Geometric Properties of Three-Dimensional Porous Scaffolds Manufactured with 3D-Bioprinting Cellink"

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ALINE BÄR MENESES
Master's student in Civil Engineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez 

Project : "Design and analysis of the mechanical behavior of metallic porous structures using the finite element method"

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FABIOLA VASQUEZ CAMPOS
Master's student in Bioengineering,

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

 

Project : "Characterization of images obtained with confocal microscopy of adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of the interaction between mesenchymal cells obtained from gingival tissue and a bioceramic CaP (granules) in the shape of a bull"

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PAULA ROJAS SANTANDER
Bioengineering, professional degree

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez 


Project : “Effects of ocean temperature and acidification on morphology, physiology and biomechanics in molluscs from  Perumytilus purpuratus  from the coasts of Chiloé "

ALUMNI

JUAN PABLO CARRASCO GÓMEZ
Bioengineering, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez 
Thesis: "Creation of haptic representations of coloring patterns"

TOMAS VUKASOVIC
Master in Mechanical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Thesis: "Experimental and Computational Analysis of the Mechanical Properties of Polymers Used in 3D Printing"

VÍCTOR IRRIBARRA
Master in Bioengineering, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Thesis: "Interaction of Bioglasses with Stem Cells"

ZHUOMING CHEN LIN
Master in Bioengineering, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Thesis: "Biomechanical Performance of Bioglasses for use in Biological Tissue Engineering"

LUIS CARREÑO
Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Thesis: "Numerical Characterization of the Mechanical Properties of Bone Tissue Samples Printed by Additive Manufacturing from Computational Micro-Tomography Images"

NICOLÁS ARÁNGUIZ, VALENTINA ARENAS, RICARDO CAVADA, FELIPE RODRIGO
Industrial Engineering, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Project: "Wearable Intelligence System for Viña del Mar Maritime Sanatorium"

THOMAS VIELMA
Civil Engineering, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Thesis: "Effect of Microarchitecture on the Mechanical Response of Porous Structures: A Structural Analysis Using Rapid Prototype Models"

RAFAELA URRUTIA
Bioengineering, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Project: "Research on how the variation of geometric properties in terms of porosity and pore size affect the biomechanical performance of porous structures"

FACILITIES

We have equipment at the Bioengineering Center of the Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI-Bio Center), Viña del Mar Campus. In addition, we have access to equipment outside the University, through collaborations and external services.

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EQUIPMENT

We have traditional thermal cyclers (Applied Biosystems and Axygen) and a real-time thermal cycler (Agilent AriaMX), a Shimadzu spectrophotometer, a BioTek 800TS plate reader, a Promega Quantus fluorimeter, nucleic acid electrophoresis equipment (CBS Scientific) and proteins ( Biorad), ultracentrifuges (Boeco and Thermofisher) and all the reagents and supplies necessary for enzymatic and molecular analyzes.

CELL CULTURE ROOM

We have a clean room (QClass), which includes all the necessary equipment, such as a BioAir model TopSafe type II biosafety cabinet, a Logos Biosystems model LUNA-II automatic cell counter, a Motic model AE2000 inverted microscope, a ELMI model CM-7S centrifuge, and a Shel Lab model 2406-2 CO2 incubator. In addition, we have stocks of adult stem cells available in nitrogen, along with all the reagents and supplies necessary to perform in vitro experiments.

MECHANICAL EXPERIMENT EQUIPMENT

We have an Electrodynamic system (Test resources 800LE3) to carry out material characterization studies, static resistance and fatigue, with a load level of + -5.7 kN, maximum speed of 125 mm / s, and a maximum frequency of 15 Hz. We also have different types of fixings and load cells for different levels of force. In addition, we have a micromechanical system (Biomomentum model mach-1 v500c) to determine micro-scale mechanical properties.

3D PRINTING

We have commercial fused deposition modeling printers as well as a printer manufactured by our research group, which is used in both research and teaching. We also have 3D bioprinting technology, such as a Cellink Inkredible + biological printer, which has various biotinks to manufacture cell-loaded structures. Finally, we have a wide range of biotinks and polymer filaments and composites that can be used to make samples in the laboratory.

 
 

NEWS

October 18-19, 2021
B3MAT OPENLAB: WORKSHOP BIOENGINEERING
CAMPUS VIÑA DEL MAR

September 30, 2021
CAROLA MILLÁN PRESENTS THE MOLLUSCA PROJECT: AN INCLUSIVE BRIDGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

August 19, 2021
UAI HIGHLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF B3MAT STUDENTS IN SWISS EMPA LAB 

January 11, 2021
ISABEL BENJUMEDA LEADS THE TEACHING INNOVATION PROJECT AT UAI

December 14, 2020
HEALTH RESEARCH SPECIAL AT UAI HIGHLIGHTS THE WORK OF B3MAT

December 14, 2020
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC REPORTS MAGAZINE PUBLISHES UAI INVESTIGATIONS

November 19, 2020
RESEARCHERS FROM B3MAT AGAIN TO DEVELOP EXPERIMENTAL WORK IN A GRADUALLY WAY

November 02, 2020
MEMBERS OF B3MAT PARTICIPATED IN THE CHILEAN CONGRESS OF BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMATERIALS 

 

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

EDUCATION

Information on courses taught by B3MAT researchers

OUTREACH

Information on outreach activities inside and outside the University

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CONTACT

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