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LiMMS is an international research unit on MEMS and NEMS (Micro- and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems) operated in joint names of France, CNRS - Institut des sciences de l'ingenierie et des Systemes INSIS, and Japan, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo.

LiMMS is located on Komaba Campus (II), in Tokyo. Our Research activities are focused on 3 main fields related to micro- and nano- technologies: Bio MEMS, Nanotechnologies, Advanced MEMS.


Institute of Industrial Science


BNR #47-Pr. Shigeru Kondo (Osaka Univesity), June 10th 2013

Title: Mechanism of skin pattern formation in living organisms. (Room An401/402 - PM5:00)

BNR # 46 - May 28th 2013 by Pr. Wilhelm HUCK

Title: Artificial Cells in Picoliter Droplets

BNR 45 : Pr. Matthias LUTOLF (EPFL) - Friday March 15th 2013, PM 5:00

Title : "Hydrogel microfluidics for stem cell fate control" Abstract: Biomolecular signaling is of upmost importance in governing the patterning of the developing embryo where biomolecules termed ‘morphogens’ regulate key cell fate decisions such as lineage specification. In vivo, these factors are presented in a spatiotemporally tightly controlled fashion and in the context of a soft and hydrated microenvironment. Traditional in vitro methods fall short of recapitulating this complex physiological biomolecule display. Emerging microfluidic technologies ...
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Le Journal du CNRS (2015/02/03)- Des micro-machines contre le cancer

Faire progresser la recherche médicale grâce à la microtechnologie, ce n’est plus de la science-fiction. Contre le cancer, d’invisibles dispositifs électromécaniques permettront bientôt de dépister plus tôt la maladie et de mieux la combattre … (Les travaux de recherche de Liviu Nicu (LAAS), Dominique Collard (LIMMS et SMMIL-E) et Vincent Senez (IEMN))

LIMMS 20th anniversary

The LIMMS (Laboratory for Integrated Micro-Mechatronic Systems), a joint laboratory between the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research, France) and the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo has celebrated its 20th anniversary (1995-2015). The LIMMS was created in 1995 by two visionaries, Prof. Jean-Jacques Gagnepain, scientific Director of the Engineering Science department of CNRS and Prof. Fumio Harashima, General Director of IIS of the University of Tokyo, bridging the administrative and scientific gaps between the 2 countries at that time. The ceremony was held on Thursday January 29, 2015 in IIS site of the Komaba Campus in Tokyo. The event was highlighted by the presences of Prof. Yoshiaki Nakano, Director General of IIS, Prof. Jean-Yves Marzin, Director of the Institute of Engineering Sciences and Systems of CNRS and the Ambassador of France in Japan, his Excellency Thierry Dana. A large delegation of CNRS researchers and directors from France joint the event. During the celebration, a room of the IIS was dedicated to the Prof. Jean-Jacques Gagnepain memory and a plaque was unveiled.

AURA 1st Workshop (in French)

premier Workshop organisé en France par l’Association des Unités de Recherche du CNRS en Asie (AURA), le 15 Décembre 2014 à Paris au Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Amphithéâtre Bilski-Pasquier, 15 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine 75006 PARIS (FRANCE).

EUJO-LIMMS Information Day - June 18,2014 organized by VTT at Haltia, Espoo (Finland)

In 2014, EUJO-LIMMS opened up to MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of The University of Twente in the Netherlands and will start building an active collaboration from April 2014 on. In order to introduce the new partnership and projects with MESA+, the results of current projects with partners, and start paving the way for the future of this EU laboratory, EUJO-LIMMS organizes an Information Day at Haltia, The Finnish Nature Centre - Espoo (Finland) on June 18, 2014. REGISTRATION by June 3, 2014.

MESA+, Institute for Nanotechnology of The University of Twente, The Netherlands, to join EUJO-LIMMS in April 2014

MESA+, Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, in The Netherlands, was selected among 5 excellent competitors to become a new partner of the EUJO-LIMMS project as of April 2014, after a call launched in 2013. The new partner will be introduced during the second EUJO-LIMMS InfoDay at VTT (Finland) on June 18, 2014.

La Recherche • 59 | nº 482 • décembre 2013

"Un système artificiel imite la dynamique des écosystèmes", écrit par Dominique Padirac. Article de vulgarisation scientifique sur l'activité "molecular programming" de Dr. Yannick Rondelez et son équipe au sein du LIMMS.
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PhD project in SMMIL-E

SMMIL-E opens a PhD project starting in september/october 2017. The project will aim to use microsystems to analyze and isolate small population of Leukemia cells with physical phenotype. phenotype
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