IBEC researchers use "mini-kidneys" to study one of the pathways that SARS-Co-V2 virus uses to enter our body

27 Mar, 2020

IBEC researchers work in collaboration with experts from Sweden, Canada and Austria who are working intensively these days to validate the effect of possible treatments that may slow or attenuate the ability of the virus to replicate in our body.

The fact that experts from all over the world have now reached to IBEC researchers is because groups such as the one led by Núria Montserrat are pioneers in the use of bioengineering techniques to create mini-organs that, like the respiratory system, also suffer the effect of infection.

Specifically, the Montserrat group specializes in the generation of “mini-kidneys”, which are cell cultures that capture the complexity of this organ.