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New 3D culture device to better understand how tumours work

Scientist of NANBIOSIS in collaboration with other CIBER-BBN researchers have developed a sophisticated microfluidic biomedicine device capable of reproducing in vitro and by 3D bioprinting the complexity of different tumour types. This device allows tumour cells to grow in a 3D environment where nutrients and oxygen are supplied in a controlled way through small capillaries, thus mimicking the body’s own blood vessels.

Thanks to this new technology, it is now possible to reproduce in a controlled way all the processes of the tumour environment, which could help to develop new treatments and combinations of drugs that are more effective for the treatment of these tumours.

In this study, published in Scientific Reports, have participated researchers from the Group of Applied Mechanics and Bioengineering (AMB) of the University of Zaragoza , which coordinates Unit 13 of NANBIOSIS .

Article of reference:

Development and characterization of a microfluidic model of the tumour microenvironment.Jose M. Ayuso, María Virumbrales-Muñoz, Alodia Lacueva, Pilar M. Lanuza, Elisa Checa-Chavarria, Pablo Botella, Eduardo Fernández, Manuel Doblare, Simon J. Allison, Roger M. Phillips, Julián Pardo, Luis J. Fernandez e Ignacio Ochoa. Scientific Reports. 10.1038/srep36086

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4 Units of NANBIOSIS hosted in three Universities among the 200 best in the world in science.

The University of Zaragoza is one of the 200 best universities in the world in science research, according to the latest Shanghai ranking of 2016 in a specific analysis by macro areas.

In order to elaborate this ranking by macroareas indicators such as the number of students and professors who have obtained the Nobel prize or Fields medal, the number of researchers highly cited in the scientific literature, the number of scientific articles indexed in the Science Citation Index and the Percentage of articles published in the most cited 20% scientific journals are used.

Only six Spanish universities are among the 200 best in the world in the field of science, such as the Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Barcelona, University of Santiago de Compostela, Polytechnic University of Valencia, University of Valencia and Zaragoza.

The list of the world’s top 200 universities in science is headed by American universities in Berkeley (California), Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California, which rank the top six. In the seventh one appears the first European university, Cambridge, followed by the one of Tokyo, Technological Institute of Switzerland and the University of Los Angeles.

NANBIOSIS contributes to this success through the elite researchers that coordinate three of its Units located in the University of Zaragoza: Unit 9 that offers services for sciences research as Synthesis of Nanoparticles biomedicine, micronanotechnology or microfluidics biomedicine, Unit 13 with services as tissue and biomaterial characterization or mechanical tests of tissues and Unit 27 which offers services for sciences research on biomedical computer simulation, modelling of biomedical systems or large simulation multicore and multiserver, among other aspects.

In addition, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Valencia provides the scientific management and part of the equipment to Unit 26 of NANBIOSIS that offers services for research as molecular imaging metabolomics by NMR or metabolic profiling of biofluids by NMR

Three Universities among the 200 best in the world in science, hosting 4 Units of NANBIOSIS.
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The Conferences in Nanotechnology of major reference at Spanish level.

Last November, 7th, the 10th AIN Conference on Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology, held in Zaragoza, brought together experts from research centres, universities and companies on the Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology. Among  them Jordi Reverter, Head of Knowledge and Technology Transfer of ICN2, (Institute housing  Unit 4 of NANBIOSIS) and Ricardo Ibarra, director of Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) which houses Unit 9 of NANBIOSIS) .

Joan Parra, director of the technology centre LEITAT  of  Catalonia, described the event as “Conferences of greater reference at Spanish level in Nanotechnology

During the meeting, their experience with nanotechnology was shown by the ICTS Elecmi and companies such as Grupo Antolín, Samca Group, BSH Electrodomésticos, Cepsa, Argenol Laboratories and Graphene Nanotech.

Dr. Jose L. Hueso (Unit 9 of NANBIOSIS) presented a recently patented nanocatalyst with great potential for its application in both biomedical and petrochemical fields.

The Conferences in Nanotechnology of major reference at Spanish level.
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Award to the best oral presentation in the 2016 Spanish Society of Cardiology Meeting

The oral presentation entitled “NonInvasive Assessment of an engineered bioactive graft using impedance spectroscopy in a swine myocardial infarction”, presented in the 2016 Spanish Society of Cardiology Meeting, has been awarded.

The Heart Diseases Meeting, held in the town of Zaragoza last 27-29th October, was focused on sharing experiences, making contacts and updating some knowledge.

The event got together cardiologists, general practitioners, researchers, internists, epidemiologists, practitioner residents and nurses, offering more than 140 activities and nearly 1000 communications.

Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Ramón Bragós, Carolina Soler-Botija, Idoia Díaz-Güemes, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Verónica Crisóstomo, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo and Antoni Bayés-Genís (three of them JUMISC’semployees), were the authors awarded by the best oral presentation.

This is the result of the collaboration between the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, the Politécnica of Cataluña University, the Autónoma University of Barcelona and the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre (JUMISC).

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Forum and Partnering CIBER-BBN with l’Università degli Studi di Torino

Next November 8, 2016 will be held at the Residence for Researchers of CSIC in Barcelona a meeting between researchers from NANBIOSIS Units and other CIBER-BBN researchers with researchers from the University of Torino.

This event is organized by NANBIOSIS and partially funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through PRONANBIOSIS SAF2015-69388-REDI Project for ICTS.

The event consists of a series of presentations by the assistant research groups and B2B partnership, with more than 60 pre-arranged individual meetings and the possibility of organising new meetings after listening the presentations.

The final object is to interact to seek collaborations and promoting joint projects.

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X Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology Days

On 7 and 8 November 2016, will take place in Zaragoza the X edition of the Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology Days.

This event is organized by the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) – housing Unit 9 of NANBIOSIS- and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), which houses Unit 4 of NANBIOSIS, in conjunction with the Leitat Technology Centre.

The event consists of  two days : The Nov.7th, in the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza: Presentation of new industrial applications in nanotechnology, in which companies will present their multiple industrial applications of nanotechnology and Nov. 8th in the Nanoscience institute of Aragon: Practical day on materials and surfacescCharacterización.

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Spanish nanotechnology in the National Academy of Medicine of USA

Maria Jose Alonso, (faculty of pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela) is one of the nine new international members elected by the Academy of Medicine of the United States. The current number of international members is 146, being two of them Spanish researchers, working in Spain (the other Spanish member is Josep Dalmau, professor of neurology at the University of Barcelona.

Maria José Alonso occupies the ninth place in the international ranking Times Higher Education (Thomson Reuters), it has 19 patent families. Her lab has been a pioneer in Spain in the field of nanotechnology and has made significant advances in cancer vaccines.

Source: Diario Médico

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Water-in-water (W/W) emulsions

Jordi Esquena, Scientific Coordinator of Unit 12 of NANBIOSIS, has recently published an interesting review in the journal Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, about W/W emulsions. Dr. Esquena describes the general background of research in the field and focuses on recent scientific advances and applications.

Water-in-water (W/W) emulsions are colloidal dispersions of an aqueous solution into another aqueous phase. Such dispersions can be formed in mixtures of at least two hydrophilic macromolecules, which are thermodynamically incompatible in solution, generating two immiscible aqueous phases. Highly stable water-in-water emulsions can be formulated using fully biocompatible and edible components, and consequently, these emulsions can be used in food and pharmaceutical formulations, among many other interesting applications.

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Congress Excellence 2016

The Spanish University with the highest number of scientifically distinguished research institutes is Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with five Centres of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” and two Units of Excellence “María de Maeztu”.

ICMAB-CSIC, Research Institute housing unit 6 of NANBIOSIS and one of the five Severo Ochoa Centers of UAB organised the Congress Excellence 2016

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#ImproCiencia: Science and theatre

Next November 15 from 19: 30h to 21h #ImproCiencia will repeat an initiative organized by the Center for Biomedical Research Network (CIBER) to raise awareness in a fun way what the CIBER and some of the research do in its various subject areas.

This year the presentations will be performed mostly by scientist women to highlight their essential role in nowadays research.

Free admission prior registration through comunicacion@ciberisciii.es, from 24 October to 11 November (until full capacity)

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