• Featured Image in Nature Communications.

    25th July 2013

    » Our recent article published in Nature Communications, entitled “Femtolitre chemistry assisted by microfluidic pen lithography”, has been selected for the weekly Featured Image of this prestigious journal. The image shows a nanoarray of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) crystals synthesized through the combination of femtolitre volumes of the constituents on the desired position of a surface with nanometer resolution. The mixing of the femtolitre volumes was realized using a microfluidic based lithography method.

  • Agnese Ciardi has defended her BSc thesis.

    19th April 2013

    » Agnese Ciardi has defended her BSc final project developed in our group (October 2012 – February 2013). The thesis, entitled “Incapsulamento di batteriofagi Phi20, Phi78, Phi87, utili nel trattamento della Salmonella negli animali di allevamento, in nanoparticelle lipidiche”, has received the highest honours.

  • NANOUP in the Vth training School on Bioencapsulation.

    12th April 2013

    » Mary Cano, Nereida Mejías and Sonia García have participated in the Vth training School on Bioencapsulation, which took place in Nantes (France) on 9-12 April 2013. They have presented the poster entitled “Micro- and Nanoencapsulation: Solutions for Industrial Applications”. [Link to the conference website]

  • Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou and Marta Rubio have been in the Third International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials.

    3rd April 2013

    » Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou and Marta Rubio have presented two posters entitled “Controlled Growth of Metal-Organic Frameworks on Surfaces using Microfluidic-Pen Lithography” and “One-dimensional metal-amino acid and metal-peptide nanostructures and their use as templates for inorganic nanoparticle superstructure synthesis”, respectively, in the Third International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials that took place in Sorrento (Italy) last 3-7 March. [Link to the conference website]

  • Publication in the Revista Catalana de Química (RSCQ)

    18th March 2013

    » Marta Rubio has published a new article called “Metal-Biomolecule Nanostructures” in the Revista Catalana de Química (RSCQ) thanks to her first prize in the “ Biomolècules, metal·lobiomolècules i biomimetisme” Symposium at the ”VII Trobada de Joves Investigadors” Conference. [Link to the RSCQ]

  • NANOUP in El Periódico

    23th February 2013

    » A research project in which NANOUP participates has been highlighted in El Periódico. The project is related to the development of new strategies that include micro- and nanoencapsulation techniques to fight against salmonella bacteria. The project, which is supported by the RecerCaixa program (Fundació La Caixa), is now in the in vitro phase, and the micro- and nanoencapsulated bacteriophages will be tested in animals in a near future. [Link to El Periódico]

  • Technology Transference Contract with Chemipol

    26th November 2012

    » ICN and the company Chemipol have signed a technology transference contract related to the development of new products based on micro- and nanoencapsulation technologies. According to this contract, both institutions establish a collaboration to scale-up and commercialize these new products.  [Link to Chemipol website]

  • Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou has been in the EUROMAT 2013 and in the International MOF Symposium.

    23rd September 2013

    » Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou has given a talk entitled “Femtolitre Chemistry assisted by Microfluidic Pen Lithography (MPL)” in the EUROMAT 2013, which took place in Seville (Spain) from 8th to 13th September, and in the International MOF Symposium, which took place in the International Congress Center in Dresden (Germany) from 15th to 17th September. [Link to the EUROMAT 2013 website] [Link to the Int. MOF Symposium website]

  • Dr. Mary Cano has given a talk in the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation.

    20th September 2013

    » Dr. Mary Cano has given a talk entitled “Liposomes as Novel Immunostimulant Delivery System in Aquaculture” in the 19th International Symposium on Microencapsulation which took place from 15th to 17th September in the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain). [Link to the symposium website]

  • NANOUP in ImagineNano 2013.

    2nd May 2013

    » Dr. Inhar Imaz and Dr. Mary Cano have presented two talks entitled “Massive production of nanoMOFs by spray-drying” and "Liposomes as Novel Immunostimulant Delivery System in Aquaculture" in ImagineNano, the largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. In this conference, PhD students Marta Rubio, Xavi Ariñez and Àngels Ruyra have also presented a poster. ImagineNano has been taken place at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (Spain) between 23rd and 26th of April 2013. [Link to the conference website]

  • Prof. Daniel Maspoch has given an invited talk.

    19th April 2013

    » Prof. Daniel Maspoch has given an invited talk entitled “Nanochemistry is in the air and on surfaces: Synthesis and assembly of Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks” at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Varsovia (Poland).

  • Publication in Nature Chemistry.

    11th February 2013

    » NANOUP has published an article in the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry entitled "A spray-drying strategy for synthesis of nanoscale metal-organic frameworks and their assembly into hollow superstructures". The article describes how metal ions and organic ligands sprayed though a nozzle under specific conditions form nanoMOFs crystals, and how these nanoMOFs go on to self-assemble into hollow, highly-ordered, spherical superstuctures of microscale dimension, during the synthesis process. This methodology can be easily tailored to create custom MOF microstructures and highly sophisticated composites for desired applications involving specific cargo, so the possibilities for industry are basically endless. The published technology is patented under the application number EP 11183773. [Link to the article]

    Nature Chemistry
  • Prof. Daniel Maspoch has given an invited talk.

    13th September 2012

    » Prof. Daniel Maspoch has given an invited talk entitled “Femtoliter chemistry assisted by microfluidic-pen lithography” in the 40 International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC40), that took place in Valencia on September 9th – 13th 2012. [Link to ICCC40 website]

  • NANOUP group has participated in the Programa Joves i Ciència de Catalunya Caixa.

    2nd July 2012

    » The aim of the Programa Joves i Ciència is to foster the scientic vocation of promising young students who have great interest, motivation and talent for cutting-edge science. In this frame, the secondary school students Clàudia Llinàs, Arturo Ruiz and Matias Vives have joined our group during three weeks for working on the development of novel Micro- and Nanoencapsulation Technologies. [Link to Programa Joves i Ciència]

  • Iván Burneo has joined NANOUP.

    15th February 2012

    » Iván has been awarded a SENESCYT Fellowship (Government of Ecuador). He will carry out his PhD studies at NANOUP for the next four years, focused in the design and synthesis of novel functional MOFs.

    Ivan Burneo
  • Marta Rubio has been awarded a prize from the SCQ.

    20th February 2012

    » Marta Rubio has been awarded the prize to the best oral communication entitled "Estructures Metal-Biomoleculars" in the Symposium of Biomolecules, Metal-Biomolecules and Biomimetics, as part of the VII Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans organized by the Societat Catalana de Química, which took place in Mallorca on February 16th and 17th.

    Marta Rubio
  • Dr. Sonia Garcia has joined NANOUP.

    1st February 2012

    » Sonia is just about to present her doctoral thesis based on the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications (Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitat de Barcelona). She has recently joined the Micro- and Nanoencapsulation Technologies Division at NANOUP, where she will be developing novel methods for biocide encapsulation.

    Dr. Sonia Garcia