U6. Biomaterial Processing and Nanostructuring Unit
- Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Nathaly Segovia firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entities: Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC
- Address: Campus de UAB, 08193, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
- Phone: +34 935 801 853
- Fax: +34 935 805 729
- Web: ICMAB
Located at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), in Barcelona, and under the coordination of Professor Jaume Veciana and Prof. Nora Ventosa, current directors of NANOMOL Group, which is a research group with wide expertise and recognized excellence in the synthesis, processing and study of molecular and polymeric materials with chemical, electronic, magnetic and biomedical properties. It gathers several laboratories, perfectly equipped, to perform the mission of this facility: the development, characterization, and large-scale production of molecular biomaterials of therapeutic or biomedical interest, with controlled micro-, nano- and supramolecular structure.
One example of Key-Enabling-Technology (KET) available in this unit is a simple one-step methodology, DELOS-SUSP, based on the use of compressed fluids (CF), such as CO2, to prepare particulate materials with precise and reproducible structural characteristics at micro-, nano- and supramolecular levels (size, shape, internal structural gradients, supramolecular organization and crystalline purity). This example shows one of the singularities of this unit is that counts with CF–based plants at different scales, from mL to L, which allow process development by QbD and process scale-up.
- U6-S01. Use of High-pressure laboratory-scale plant with 50, 100 and 300 m reactors for the processing of biomaterials. Processing of cytotoxic compounds when required. (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S02. High-pressure phase analysis – solubility, emulsification (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S03. Thermal analysis of solid materials(Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S04. Analysis of particle size, concentration and Z-potential of nanoparticles (On-site&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S05. Analysis of particle morphology (Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S06. Fluorescence spectroscopic analysis (On-site&Remote)
- U6-S07. UV-Vis spectroscopic analysis (On-site&Remote)
- U6-S08. Visual observation (On-site&Remote)
- U6-S09. Centrifugation (On-site)
- U6-S10. Treatment of sample by ultrasound probe (On-site)
- U6-S11. Specific density of powders (On-site&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S12. Packed (tapped) density(On-site) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S13. Detection of labeled nanoparticles and exosomes by fluorescence mode (On-site&Remote) OUTSTANDING
- U6-S14. Quantitative studies of biomolecular interactions by calorimetric measurements (On-site) OUTSTANDING
FOR THOSE SERVICES IDENTIFIED AS OUTSTANDING, AT LEAST 20% OF THEIR CAPACITY IS OPEN UNDER COMPETITIVE ACCESS. SEE ANNEX 1 OF ACCESS PROTOCOL FOR DETAILS ON % OF OPENNESS FOR EACH SERVICE
- U6-E01. High-pressure laboratory-scale plant with 50, 100 and 300 ml reactors for the processing of biomaterials.
- U6-E02. High-pressure phase analyzer for studying the thermodynamic behaviour of materials.
- U6-E03. Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS particle size analyzer.
- U6-E04. Nanosight LM -20 for Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis.
- U6-E05. Nanosight NS-300 for Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis by fluorescence mode.
- U6-E06. Perkin-Elmer DSC 8500 differential scanning calorimeter.
- U6-E07. Olympus BX51 optical microscope with heating plate and fluorescence accessories.
- U6-E08. Perkin-Elmer LS 45 fluorescence spectrometer.
- U6-E09. Varian Cary 5 UV -Vis spectrometer.
- U6-E10. Quantachrome Ultrapyc 1200e helium pycnometer.
- U6-E11. Ultrasound probe and Autotap instrument for packed density measurements of powders.
- U6-E12. Malvern Morphologi G3 for advanced particle morphologi characterization.
- U6-E13. Microcalorimeter for measurements of biomolecular binding properties under Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)
- U6-E14. Four Glove Dispensing isolator for expermiments with highly active and cytotoxic compounds
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