Jean-Christophe Baret on making cells that produce new materials

What if we could get cells to produce materials for us? Microfluidics is the technology of controlling soft and biological matter at a small scale. Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Baret and his team at the CRPP institute in Bordeaux create chips to harness different functions in cells, like their ability to transform matter. In the coming years their research could lead to more sustainable solutions, for bioresources or waste management.