Spain, Nanotechnologies
Designing ultra-sensitive biosensors for early personalised diagnostics
Designing ultra-sensitive biosensors for early personalised diagnostics Personalised medicine is one of the new developments that is deemed to revolutionise health care. A key component is the detection of biomarkers, proteins in blood or saliva, for example, whose presence or abnormal concentration is caused by a disease.
Turning tyres into gas for energy and new, valuable materials
Turning tyres into gas for energy and new, valuable materials Europe's tyre waste production is 3 million tonnes per year. Currently 65% to 70% of used tyres end up in landfills. Not only are they causing environmental damage, but a loss of added value in the form of new products that recycling can generate .
Revamping nanotubes
Revamping nanotubes Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are set to become an important material for the future. That’s because they are light, robust, and highly conductive, both electrically and thermally whilst still being chemically stable.
Nano Nose Smells Cancer
Nano Nose Smells Cancer Chances of survival of prostate cancer depend strongly on the stage at which the disease is diagnosed. Now scientists have developed new methods relying on an electronic nose and optoacoustics to improve the diagnosis techniques and avoid fatal treatment delays.
Miguel Holgado: “You need to advance a lot in your technology to negotiate with investors”
Miguel Holgado: “You need to advance a lot in your technology to negotiate with investors” The new label-free detection kit  has been developed by the Spanish BIOD (Bio-Optical Detection) company, recently established.
Moving away from silicon technology
Moving away from silicon technology Silicon, the conventional semiconductor used to build up electronics, is processed at very high temperature – over one thousand Celsius degrees - and it is difficult to recycle.
Dr. Francisco de Aristegui: “We support researchers to reach the market with their innovations”
Dr. Francisco de Aristegui: “We support researchers to reach the market with their innovations” A consortium connected to the project ProNano coaches researchers to reach the market with their innovations, by technology licensing or by creating new spin out companies.
Barriers in bringing nanotechnological innovations to the market
Barriers in bringing nanotechnological innovations to the market Researchers who need help with bringing their innovations to the market can get assistance from established offices of technology transfer .