Thursday, 06 July 2017

NyNA 2017 brings together the analytical nanotechnology community

The VIII International Congress on Analytical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NyNA 2017) was held in Barcelona on 3-5 July. Its Organising Committee was formed by the ICN2 Group Leaders ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi, Prof. Laura Lechuga and ICREA Prof. Jordi Arbiol. The event was a unique opportunity to create enduring links and discuss the advancements in areas such as diagnostics, safety and security, environmental monitoring and other industrial applications.

Tuesday, 04 July 2017

New facilities and equipment at the ICN2

The ICN2 is currently implementing a project to develop a set of "Controlled Environment Nanotechnology Fabrication and Testing Facilities". The goal of CENanoTech is to transform two areas of the ICN2 building into controlled-atmosphere laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Gabriel M. Silberman appointed new General Director of BIST

The Board of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), chaired by Andreu Mas-Colell, has approved the appointment of Gabriel M. Silberman as its new general director. As part of its annual meeting, held today at the new BIST headquarters, the Escola Industrial, the Board also approved the expansion of the BIST Foundation with the incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Barcelona presents its candidacy as new home for the European Medicines Agency

More than 300 people participated in an event coordinated by Barcelona Global yesterday at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat de Barcelona to support the initiative of the Spanish government, the Generalitat and Barcelona City Council. Prof. Pablo Ordejón, director of the ICN2, attended the event and signed a manifesto in support of Barcelona's candidacy as the future home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Monday, 26 June 2017

ICN2 in the Media: Diari Ara reflects on cyborgs and nanorobots

An article in Ara newspaper reflects on what makes a cyborg a cyborg and considers the far-reaching influence that technology has on human beings. ICREA Research Prof. Victor F. Puntes shares his views on how nanorobots and nanoparticles will change the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. For him, if humankind were ever to achieve immortality, we would be doomed within five minutes.