Thursday, 19 May 2022

Can paper-based biosensors provide reliable and affordable cancer diagnostics?

A review published in 'Trends in Chemistry' analyses the challenges to be faced to develop precise, specific and low-cost biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics of cancer, which would have a great impact on therapy effectiveness and cost containment, in particular in settings where access to advanced technologies and laboratories is difficult. This work, coordinated by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi, was carried out by members of the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors groups and other international centres.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

NanoEduca 2022: final event and video contest award ceremony

This year’s edition of the NanoEduca Programme ended with a special event for the teachers and students of the high schools that participated in the project. The winners of the NanoEduca 2022 Video Contest were awarded in a joyful ceremony.

Monday, 16 May 2022

CATRIN and ICN2 lay the foundations for future scientific collaborations

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 10 May 2022 by the Directors of the Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). The agreement establishes a programme of scientific cooperation, interchange of ideas, knowledge, and researchers.

Thursday, 05 May 2022

Stitching nanostrips together to create new 2D heterogeneous materials: a novel synthesis technique

A research team led by ICREA Prof. Aitor Mugarza, group leader at the ICN2, devised a novel bottom-up method to assemble 2D lateral superlattice heterostructures composed of interdigitated pristine and nitrogen-doped graphene nanoribbons. Designed with unprecedented precision, this nanomaterial exhibits properties relevant for application in photodetection, excitonic solar cells, water splitting, or selective nanofiltration.