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Monday, 08 May 2017

Prof. Laura M. Lechuga among invited speakers at SRUK’s commemorative seminar

Under the slogan that the potential applications of nanotechnology are “limited only by our researchers’ imaginations”, ICN2 Prof. Laura M. Lechuga was in Manchester, UK, this month to talk at a seminar organised by the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK) on the occasion of its fifth anniversary.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Paper-based biosensor with smartphone readout

Researchers from the Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group at the ICN2 have published details of their new biosensor system in Scientific Reports by Nature. Paper embedded with a graphene structure is used together with a 3D-printable mini “darkroom” and smartphone technology to screen for different compounds found in food and environmental samples. The innovative system provides a low-cost portable alternative to lab testing for qualitative and quantitative pollutant detection and monitoring.