Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Nanotechnologies for better health at the next Graphene Connect workshop

Dr Cinzia Spinato, Graphene Flagship Business Developer at the ICN2, and Nadia Pons, Head of Innovation at the Medical Association of Barcelona, talk about the Graphene Connect on MedTech and Diagnostic Technologies workshop, which will take place in November in Barcelona. For the first time, entrepreneurs in this field will be given the opportunity to pitch their projects at the Health Investment Forum.

Friday, 09 August 2019

Photovoltaic technology to power synaptic- and neuronal-like devices

Recent advances of research on the application of photovoltaic technologies for self-powering of neuromorphic devices are reported in a detailed review by Dr Amador Pérez-Tomás, of the ICN2 Oxide Nanophysics group, which has been just published in Advanced Materials Interfaces and portrayed on its cover.

Thursday, 08 August 2019

The evolution of technology transfer in Spain

IP & Technology Transfer Officer Jordi Reverter, from the ICN2 Business and Innovation Department, has written a brief summary of the evolution of technology transfer in Spain in the last fifteen years that is published in les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society. Spain occupies de 9th position in the worldwide ranking of scientific production, but only the 30th position in innovation. Why?

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Exploring the vibrations of objects at the nanoscale

A special session on Nanophonics and Nanomechanics, organized by Dr Pedro David Garcia from the ICN2 and Dr. Daniel Lanzillotti-Kimura from the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanostructures - CNRS (France), was held at META 2019 – Lisbon to discuss recent development of this research field.

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Cellulose nanofibers to improve the sensitivity of lateral flow tests

Scientists from the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group led by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi have carried out a research to enhance the sensitivity of lateral flow tests. They have proposed to include cellulose nanofibers in the test area, which has produced an average increase of 36.6 % of the colorimetric signal on positive tests. The proposed modification can be easily applied to any kind of lateral flow strip, enabling its use in point-of-care applications.