MicroFabSpace is a versatile research facility that offers state-of-the-art equipment for the microfabrication and characterization of biomedical-related devices.

In a 10.000 class clean room space of 90m2, the facility provides research support to more than 100 researchers from internal IBEC groups,  other public institutions and private companies.

Services include technical advice in design, development and analysis of devices, up-to-date processes, materials, and more.  Researchers may use the facility to develop their innovative ideas in the fields of bioengineering, BioMEMS, materials science, tissue engineering and microfluidics.

The use of the facility is open to other public institutions and private companies.

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Access to 10,000 class cleanroom.

Technical support and training on equipment and processes as self user.

Custom Fabrication and Characterization services assisted by scientific personnel. Ask for a quote at


  • Surface topographic analysis using optical interferometry and mechanical profilometry.
  • Optical characterization of samples with bright and dark field microscopy.
  • Contact angle measurement of surface wettability properties.


  • Design and fabrication of customized microfluidic molds (SU-8) and microfluidic chips (PDMS replica).
  • Design and fabrication of 3D submillimetre structures.
  • Design and fabrication of high resolution nanostructures by electron beam lithography
  • Design and fabrication of Cr photomasks for photolitographic processes.
  • Design and fabrication of micro-structures by direct laser lithography (DWL).
  • Thin film deposition by thermal evaporation, electron beam evaporation and sputtering.
  • Design and fabrication of microelectrodes.


| Fabrication
| Characterization


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3D printer Solus
3D printer Microlay
Chemical Bath
Chemical Bath
Direct Write Laser Lithography
Direct Write Laser Lithography
Evaporator & Sputtering
E-Beam Lithography
Hot Plate
UV Photolithography Mask-Aligner
UV Photolithography Mask-Aligner Süss
Plasma Cleaner
Spin Coater
UV Photolithography Mask-Aligner Kloé


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Contact Angle
Optical microscope
Optical microscope
Stereo Microscope
Optical microscope Nikon

More characterization services are available in the Microscopy Characterization facility.


To become a MicroFabSpace user, please follow the steps below.


 Organisation / Group(s)
Stat-Diagnostica and Innovation S.L
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques (CSIC)
Nanotecnologia Química i Bimolecular
Fundació IGTP – Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol
Insuficiencia Cardiaca y Regeneración Cardiaca (ICREC)
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica
Unitat de Genòmica
ibmbInstitut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC)
Biologia Cel·lular
iqsInstitut Químic de Sarrià
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
D’Enginyeria química (INTERFIBIO)
Fundació Bosch i Gimpera
Física de la Matèria Condensada
Enginyeria Electrònica i Biomèdica
Estructura i constituents de la Matèria
Universitat de Barcelona
Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria
Física Aplicada y Óptica
Física Fonamental
Física de la Matèria Condensada
Biologia Celular, Inmnologia y Neurociencias
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
CMEM – Ciència de Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica


Why acknowledge MicroFabSpace and its staff in your publications?

  • To demonstrate the value of IBEC’s common facility and staff to the scientific community
  • To secure funding and new investments in future equipment and better facilities
  • To make research better, and keep improving

For every publication accepted by a journal that properly refers to the use of IBEC’s MicroFabSpace, authors will receive a free hour of instrument use (excluding consumables). Simply inform us about your publication to receive your free time. In addition, we’ll also display your publication on our web page.

Nedjari S, Awaja F, Altankov G. (2017). Three Dimensional Honeycomb Patterned Fibrinogen Based Nanofibers Induce Substantial Osteogenic Response of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Sci Rep. 7(1):15947
Inés Temiño, Freddy G. Del Pozo, M. R. Ajayakumar, Sergi Galindo, Joaquim Puigdollers, Marta Mas‐Torrent (2016). A Rapid, Low‐Cost, and Scalable Technique for Printing State‐of‐the‐Art Organic Field‐Effect Transistors Adv. Mat. Technologies, 1,5
David C. Fernández‐Remolar, Joan Santamaría, Ricardo Amils, Victor Parro, D. Gómez‐Ortíz, Matthew R. M. Izawa, Neil R. Banerjee, Raúl Pérez Rodríguez, Nuria Rodríguez, Nieves López‐Martínez (2015). Formation of iron‐rich shelled structures by microbial communities Biogeosciences, 120, 1, 147-148
Ziqiu Tong, Miriam Segura-Feliu, Oscar Seira, Antoni Homs-Corbera, José Antonio Del Río and Josep Samitier (2015). A microfluidic neuronal platform for neuron axotomy and controlled regenerative studies. RSC Advances, 90
Galán T, Prieto-Simón B, Alvira M, Eritja R, Götz G, Bäuerle P, Samitier J. (2015). Label-free electrochemical DNA sensor using “click”-functionalized PEDOT electrodes. Biosens Bioelectron. 15, 74:751-6
García S, Sunyer R, Olivares A, Noailly J, Atencia J, Trepat X. (2015). Generation of stable orthogonal gradients of chemical concentration and substrate stiffness in a microfluidic device. Lab Chip. 21;15(12):2606-14
Ziqiu Tong, Oscar Seira, Cristina Casas, Diego Reginensi, Antoni Homs-Corbera, Josep Samitier and J. Antonio Del Rio (2015). Engineering a functional neuro-muscular junction model in a chip RSC Adv.
Rigat Brugarolas, L. G., Elizalde Torrent, A., Bernabeu, M., de Niz, M., Martin Jaular, L., Fernandez Becerra, C., Homs Corbera, A., Samitier, J. & del Portillo, H. A. (2014). Functional microengineered model of the human splenon-on-a-chip Lab Chip, 14(10):1715-24
Maria Antònia Arbós, Maria Teresa Quiles, Pere Huguet, Manel Armengol and Manuel López-Cano (2013). Biological Scaffolds: Molecular Surface Characterization and Host-Tissue Response General Surgery Research Group, Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), UAB, Barcelona, Spain
Castillo-Fernández, O., Rodríguez-Trujillo, R., Gomila, G.& Samitier, J. (2013). High-speed counting and sizing of cells in an impedance flow microcytometer with compact electronic instrumentation Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, in press