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  Last Updated: August 27, 2015 
Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group
Department
Institution

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia

Institution (Acronym) ICN2
Contact Person (e-mail) Anna Puig / MERKOÇI HYKA, Arben
Address Campus UAB, Edifici ICN2, planta 2
Postal code 08193
Province Barcelona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34 937374604
Fax
Website http://www.nanobiosensors.org/
Main Research Areas

* Biosensors
* Clinical Analysis
* Nanomaterials
* Environmental, food safety, security


Participating Projects

* Sensing toxicants in Marine waters makes Sense using biosensors (SMS) - http://www.project-sms.eu/
Coordinator: Arben Merkoçi: EU (486.000 €)

* Point of Care Diagnostics for rapid and cheap pathogen detection of companion animals – POC4PETS - http://www.poc4pets-fp7.eu/default.aspx
Coordinator: Arben Merkoçi Hyka: EU (225.000 €)

* Plataformas de papel y plástico nanobioconjugadas para aplicaciones de diagnóstico mejoradas
Coordinator: Arben Merkoçi Hyka: MINECO (157.000 €)


Three more relevant publications within 2012-2015

* 'raphene oxide as a pathogen-revealing agent: sensing with a digital-like response'
  E. Morales-Narváez, A-R. Hassan, A. Merkoçi - Angew.Chem.Int.Ed. 52, 13779 –13783, 2013.

* 'Nano/micro motors in (bio)chemical science applications'
  M. Guix, C. Mayorga-Martínez, A. Merkoçi - Chem. Rev. 114 (12), 6285–6322, 2014.

* 'An Inkjet-Printed Field-Effect Transistor for Label-Free Biosensing'
  M. Medina-Sánchez, C. Martínez-Domingo, E. Ramon, A. Merkoçi - Advanced Functional Materials, 24, 6291–6302, 2014


Instruments and equipment available

* Screen-printing machine
* Ink-jet printer machine
* Scanning Electrochemical Microscope
* Spectrophotometer


funding 2012-2015 (In thousand Euro)
 
MECD/MINECO/MINETUR
CC.AA.
UE
Private
Total for years
2012
160
0
296
71
527
2013
0
0
486
46
532
2014
199
30
0
716
945
2015
157
0
0
1
158
Total for organism type
516
30
782
834

Total 2012-2015

2162


Number of researchers (34)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 2
PhD(contracted) 2
PhD Students 11
Technicians 2
Others 8
PhD 2012-2015 9
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

NANOBIOCAT


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:
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:
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:


 
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