Neoteric Biomaterials for hIPSCs Monitorized Differentiation to RGCs: Creation, Microfabrication & Microfluidics

The bioMAT4EYE  project will develop new advanced supporting materials for iPSC (Induced Pluripotent StemCells) cell culture to grow in and wherein iPSC cells can be differentiated into new cell types such as RGC cells (retinal ganglion cells). The new supporting materials will be the basis for cell therapies of patients with damages inflicted on the optic nerve in the eye (optic neuropathies).

Neoteric Biomaterials



Journal Articles

Hui, I., Pasquier, E., Solberg, A., Agrenius, K., Håkansson, J., Chinga Carrasco, G. (2023)Biocomposites containing poly(lactic acid) and chitosan for 3D printing – Assessment of mechanical, antibacterial and in vitro biodegradability properties. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Volume 147, November 2023, 106136

Conferences and seminars


Solberg, A., Pasquier, E., Ciftci, G.C., Chinga-Carrasco, G. (2023)“Biopolymer-based inks for 3D printing”. 16th Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials, Røros, Norway, 21-24 March.

Chinga Carrasco, G., Pasquier, E., Rosendahl, J., Solberg, A., Ståhlberg, A., Håkansson, J. (2023) “Biopolymer-based 3D-printed scaffolds”, 11th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, in the “GS01-Global Symposium on Nanocellulose: Recent advances to unlock potential for Engineered Sustainable Materials”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4-8 June. Invited Keynote.

Chinga Carrasco, G.(2023) “Biopolymers and 3D printing of scaffolds for biomedical applications”, 1st Edition 3D Bioprinting and Cell Culture Course, Granada, Spain, 13 June.


Research partners and funding:

Research partners

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Prof. Miguel Ladero (coordinator), Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica del Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Ljubljana, University of Leipzig, Chitinor AS, REGEMAT 3D and RISE PFI.


The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway, through the m-eranet program.

Project periode: 2022-2025