The mission of our group is to generate knowledge, new applications, and developments in the area of tissue engineering and biomedical engineering combining biological and engineering concepts. We use reactions mediated by cells and their components (e.g. enzymes and nucleic acids) to generate high-added-value products and applications. These needs are typically related to the study, diagnosis, or treatment of infectious or chronic-degenerative diseases. Our group integrates resources of science and technology of materials and biomaterials, nanotechnology, microfluidics, microfabrication, genomics and genetic engineering, synthetic biology, and cell culture in applications that could save lives.