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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.


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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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LIMMS Workshop in FEMTO-ST, Besancon, 21-22 February

The LIMMS will hold a workshop in FEMTO-ST in Besancon

SMMIL-E Workshop Dec. 15th 2016

A SMMIL-E workshop on BioMEMS technologies against cancer will be held at IIS.

LIMMS/CIBIS/CIRMM workshop Dec. 12th 2016 @IIS

A Workshop on "International research leading to Innovation and new Technology bridging academics and societal demands" will be held at IIS

LIMMS technology featured in CNRS Innovation newsletter

The CNRS innovation letter has featured one of the technology developed in LIMMS, the Silicon Nano Tweezers.

Advanced detection of biomolecules with Silicon Nano Tweezers

The application of Sillicon Nano Tweezers ( a flagship technology of LIMMS developed by Pr Collard and Pr Fujita) for detecting biomolecules has been published in Scientific Report, one of the multidisciplinary journal of the Nature Publishing Group.

Mapping complex biochemical systems with droplets

A team of LIMMS researchers, led by Yannick Rondelez and hosted in the microfluidic laboratory of Pr Fujii, has developed a microfluidic platform to map in details the behavior of complex biochemical systems.
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Open Positions

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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