Welcome !

Our current research activities in the BIND team address a common objective:

Going from fundamental research to the patient through a better understanding of biological phenomena in close collaboration with health actors and using our expertise in bio-interfaces and innovative microsystems for biological fluids analysis and organ-on-chip development.

To address this objective we currently focus our research efforts in five main axes:

  • Microsystems for life sciences: clean-room based fabrication and integration of complex analytical systems
  • Label-free detection: multi-parameter detection with optimized bio interface using acoustic or optical signals
  • Physical chemistry of surface/interface: understanding and control of surface properties for biological interaction
  • Characterization of fluids: characterization of biofluids for diagnosis, biological purpose or agrofood process monitoring
  • Organ-on-a-chip: development of organ on chip to study in vitro biological response to medicine for cancer

The group relies on multidisciplinary skills in biochemistry, biology, engineering sciences and on a strong technological expertise embodied by the use of Mimento, a national micro/nanofabrication platform. The strong links with the Besançon Clinical Investigation Centre for Innovative Technology and the Besançon University Hospital (CHUB) are also evidence of the commitment to the needs of actors in the medical and biological world for patients.

Research axes and know-hows

Our research axes can know-hows can be summarized in the following picture.

Microsystems for life science

  • Design of microdevices, multimaterial clean room based fabrication.
  • Multiphysics modelling for microfluidics and sensing
  • Design of electronic controls & specific instrumentation for automated systems.
  • Lab-on-chip based on microfluidics for monitoring of various phenomena in different domains of application.

    Acoustic sorting of cells
    Droplet microfluidics assay

Label-free detection

  • Multiparameter and multiscale label-free detection in flow.
  • Acoustic waves and optical high sensitive sensors in complex biological fluids.
  • Multiplexed detection with bio-interface optimization for analyzing molecule affinity with specific targets.
  • Acoustic biosensor assay for in vitro diagnosis

Characterization of biofluids

  • In solution and on-a-chip studies of biological samples through nano-investigations and multiplexed biodetections
  • Monitoring & profiling of biomarkers for diagnosis and biological purposes
  • Platelet capture on collagen chip from blood patient
  • On-chip RBC specific immunocapture
  • TRPS analysis of bacteria

Physical chemistry of surface/interface

  • Tunable localized reactivity.
  • Wide range of robust, sustainable and versatile surface functionalization.
  • Deep understanding and control of biointerface engineering.
  • Design/elaboration of specific biosensors, self-cleaning surfaces & antimicrobial devices.

    Functionnalization strategies
    Micro pH sensing

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Immunosensors functionnalization
Biofouling on titanium against bacteria…


  • Cancer-on-a-chip
  • Organoids
  • Blood-brain barrier