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  Last Updated: June 18, 2013 
Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Unidad de Toxicologia y Seguridad Química
Department Instituto de Bioingeniería
Institution

Universidad Miguel Hernández

Institution (Acronym) TOX-UMH
Contact Person (e-mail) Miguel Angel Sogorb / VILANOVA GISBERT, Eugenio
Address Av. Universidad
Postal code 032002-Elche
Province Alicante
Autonomous Region Valencia, Comunidad de
Country Spain
Phone +34 966658711
Fax +34 966658511
Website http://tox.umh.es/
Main Research Areas

* Nanotoxicology

* Developmental toxicity


Participating Projects

* Desarrollo de métodos alternativos in vitro para la identificación de compuestos químicos inductores de neuropatía retardada y neurotoxicidad al desarrollo
Coordinator: M.A. Sogorb: Ministerio Medio Ambiente (123.000 €)

* ForInViTox (Forum for researchers and regulators to meet manufacturers of toxicology test methods) - www.forinvitox.org
Coordinator: E. Vilanova: UE (62.000 €)

* Otros proyectos y contratos no se detallan por razones de confidencialidad


Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   Estevan C, Vilanova E, Sogorb MA - Letters 217 (2013) 14– 22

*   Estévez J, Vilanova E - Crit Rev Toxicol 39: 427-448 (2009)

*   Pamies, D, Reig JA, Vilanova E, Sogorb MA - Arch Toxicol 84:481–491


Instruments and equipment available

* Unidad de cultivos celulares
* ICP-MS (determinacion metales)
* LC-MS
* GC-MS


Number of researchers (8)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 3
PhD(contracted) 0
PhD Students 3
Technicians 2
Others 0
PhD 2010-2013 0
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

REMA (Spanish Platform for Alternative Methods)


Useful web links or contacts for NANOSPAIN Network

www.remanet.net


Other relevant information

Actividad de evaluación de riesgos de sustancias químicas bajo registros europeos Contratos de evaluación de citotoxicidad, embriotoxicidad in vitro. No se detallan en proyectos ni en financiación por razones de confidencialidad


Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify:
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify: nanotoxicología
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify:
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Filtration
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify: Toxicidad
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
Other - specify: Unidad de Ensayos celulares


 
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