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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Ocular Surface Research Group
Department Institute for Applied Ophthalmo-Biology (IOBA)

University of Valladolid

Institution (Acronym) UVA
Contact Person (e-mail) DIEBOLD LUQUE, YOLANDA / M. Paz Garcia Garcia / Margarita Calonge Cano
Address Edificio IOBA. Campus Miguel Delibes. Paseo de Belén, 17
Postal code 47011, Valladolid
Province Valladolid
Autonomous Region Castilla y León
Country Spain
Phone +34 983184750
Fax +34 983184762
Main Research Areas

* Drug Delivery
* Biopolimers and Tissue Engineering
* Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
* Ocular Inflammation

Participating Projects

* EYE-SCAFF: Development of a new product of advanced therapy for the regeneration and reconstruction of the ocular surface.
Coordinator: Margarita Calonge Cano: Contract with Ferrer Intl. Laboratories (Spain) (580.000 €)

* BioHydroNano: Biomimetic hydrogel/nanoparticles combination: a new advanced therapy platform for ocular diseases.
Coordinator: Yolanda Diebold Luque: Spanish Ministry of Science, CICYT MAT-2010-20452-C03-01 (242.000 €)

* 3D-NET: Drug Discovery and Development of Novel Eye Therapeutics
Coordinator: Yolanda Diebold Luque (for the University of Valladolid): Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP) (235.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   Contreras-Ruiz L, de la Fuente M, Párraga JE, López-García A, Fernández I, Seijo B, Sánchez A, Calonge M, Diebold Y. - Molecular Vision 2011; 17:279-290 (I.F. = 2.511; 14/55 Q2)

*   Diebold Y, Calonge M. - Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 2010; 29:596-609 (I.F. = 7.755; 1/49 Q1)8

*   Contreras-Ruiz L,* Zorzi GK,* Hileeto D, López-García A, Calonge M, Seijo B, Sánchez A, Diebold Y. - Gene Therapy 2012; 1-11 (I.F. = 3.71; 27/112 Q1)

Instruments and equipment available

* Complete equipment for cell culture
* Quantitivative RT-PCR
* Fluorescence inverted microscope with software for 3D analysis and spectral confocal microscope
* Luminex multianalyte analysis system

Number of researchers (37)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 6
PhD(contracted) 4
PhD Students 14
Technicians 4
Others 5
PhD 2010-2013 4
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

CIBER-BBN, Red TerCel, Red SLIMA, Centro en Red de Medicina Regenerativa y Terapia Celular, Red de Optometría

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