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U8. Micro – Nano Technology Unit

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U8. Micro – Nano Technology Unit

  • Scientific Director: Dr. Rosa Villa rosa.villa@imb-cnm.csic.es
  • Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Xavier Illa xavier.illa@imb-cnm.csic.es
  • Entities: Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona – Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (IMB-CNM, CSIC)
  • Address: Campus UAB, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallés, Barcelona, Spain
  • Phone: +34 935 947 700 ext. 1208
  • Web: IMB – CNM, CSIC
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Description

This Micro-Nano Technologies Unit is located in the Microelectronic Institute of Barcelona, (IMB-CNM, CSIC) and it is coordinated by Dra Rosa Villa.

The unit has the capacity for producing high quality CVD-graphene and, thanks to the integration of the unit in the clean room facilities of the IMB-CNM*, it is possible to complete a wide range of micro- and nanofabrication processes (thermal processes and CVD, metallization, photolithography, dry and wet etching, etc.) for the complete fabrication of graphene-based microdevices. The unit also comprises the equipment that allow the fabrication of such devices in flexible substrates like Polyimide and Parylene to build biocompatible implants and neuroprosthesis. In addition, the unit has the capacity for the encapsulation and electrical characterization of the fabricated devices.

The clean-room facility of the IMB-CNM is the largest installation with micro-nano technologies facilities in Spain. Its 1500 m2 Clean Room classes 10 to 10,000 are part of the MICRONANOFABS network, considered as Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure (ICTS).

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Active projects

TitleFundin: OrganismCall: Funding source Role
GA: 696656 Graphene-based disruptive technologies — GrapheneCore1 Unión Europea (Comisión Europea)H2020-Adhoc-2014-20Partner
GA: 785219Graphene Flagship Core Project-2 — GrapheneCore2’ Unión Europea (Comisión Europea)H202-SGA-FET-GRAPHENE-2017Partner
GA: 649953GRAPHENE FPA – FLAGSHIP - Graphene-based revolutions in ICT and beyondUnión Europea (Comisión Europea)H2020-FETFLAG-2014Partner
SAF2017-90810-REDIStrategic Promotion and coordinated management of Nanbiosis: Pronanbiosis IIAgencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)Acciones de dinamización «REDES DE EXCELENCIA» -ICTS 2017Coordinator

Other projects

RefTitleFunding OrganismUnit Role
SAF2014-62114-EXPRUPTURE OF THE HEMATORRETINIAN BARRIER: CAUSE OR CONSEQUENCE OF THE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY?MINECOOthers
BIO2014-61377-EXPBIOLIVER: THE DECONSTRUCTION APPLIED TO HEPATOLOGYMINECOOthers
H2020-Adhoc-2014-20 - 696656GrapheneCore1European CommissionParticipant
FP7-ICT-2013-FET-F - 604391Neurographene: Neurological Recordings with GrapheneEUROPEAN COMISSIONOthers
IMI Grant agreement No 115902Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Central Nervous System Disorders (RADAR-CNS)Others

Publications

2016

  • Moya A., Sowade E., del Campo F.J., Mitra K.Y., Ramon E., Villa R. et al. All-inkjet-printed dissolved oxygen sensors on flexible plastic substrates. Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications. 2016;39:168-176.
  • Yeste J., Illa X., Gutierrez C., Sole M., Guimera A., Villa R.. Geometric correction factor for transepithelial electrical resistance measurements in transwell and microfluidic cell cultures. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 2016;49(37):-.
  • Hernando A., Lazaro J., Gil E., Arza A., Garzon J.M., Lopez-Anton R. et al. Inclusion of Respiratory Frequency Information in Heart Rate Variability Analysis for Stress Assessment. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 2016;20(4):1016-1025.

News U8

10 May

Collaboration in the CSIC White Paper “New Challenges in Biomedicine and Health”

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is publishing the White Papers of the 14 strategic themes established on the basis of their scientific impact and social importance. The pen access to the White Paper of the fifth Challenge, Brain, Mind & Behaviour, is now avaailable. The book is the result of the “CSIC Scientific Challenges: Towards 2030”, in which the institution tackles the main issues and priorities for the future. This book is coordinated by Jesús Marco de Lucas and M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas. Drs. Rosa Villa and Anton Guimera (Biomedical Applications Group, GAB and NANBIOSIS U8 Micro– Nano Technology Unit from CIBER-BBN and IMB-CNM-CSIC)[...]

03 May

Collaboration in the CSIC White Paper “New Challenges in Biomedicine and Health”

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is publishing the White Papers of the 14 strategic themes established on the basis of their scientific impact and social importance. The pen access to the White Paper of the fourth Challenge, New Challenges in Biomedicine and Health, is now avaailable. The book is the result of the “CSIC Scientific Challenges: Towards 2030”, in which the institution tackles the main issues and priorities for the future. This book is coordinated by Mario Delgado (Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina “López – Neyra”, Granada) and María Moros (Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, Zaragoza). Drs. Rosa Villa (Biomedical Applications Group, GAB and[...]

28 Apr

First Dresselhaus Prize of the SCN2 to María Jesús Ortiz

María Jesús Ortiz i Aguayo, graduate in Chemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), has been the winner of the First Dresselhaus Prize, organized by the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2), of the 2020 edition. The award recognizes the work “Development of a pH microsensor for the determination of hydrogen sulfide based on Inkjet Printing“, supervised by Maria del Mar Baeza Labat (UAB) and Gemma Gabriel Buguña, from the Biomedical Applications Group GAB and NANBIOSIS U8 Micro– Nano Technology Unit from CIBER-BBN and IMB-CNM-CSICThe student also did her TFG with Dra. Gemma Gabriel at the IMB-CNM. T[...]

09 Apr

New organ-on-chip models provide new information for targeted treatments in personalised medicine

Xavi Illa, Gemma Gabriel, Mar Alvarez and Rosa Villa, researchers of NANBIOSIS ICTS U8 Micro– Nano Technology Unit (from CIBER-BBN and the IMB-CNM-CSIC). are co-authors of two reviews that summarise the latest efforts in organ-on-chip technologies to emulate in vitro microfluidic systems. These devices are an opportunity to evolve the fields of biofabrication and sensing technology. Organ-on-chip (OOC) technology has been an efficient tool in modern research to substitute laboratory mice and simulate tissue and organ-level physiology and function. In particular, these in vitro devices have been extensively applied to model the intestine, enhancing the research community’s knowledge about intestina[...]

11 Mar

Modulation of intercolumnar synchronization by endogenous electric fields in cerebral cortex with neuroprobes by NANBIOSIS unit 8

The collaboration of NANBIOSIS U8 Micro–Nano Technology Unit of the CIBER in Bioengineering, Biomaterials & Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) at the IMB-CNM in the research carried out by scientist of Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Université Paris-Saclay, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and ICREA has bien acknowledged in the publication of the results by Science Advances. Rosa Villa and Xavi Illa have been in charge of the fabrication of the probes used, more specifically, neuroprobes were designed and manufactured with 16 Ti / Au microelectrodes (20 / 200nm) on flexible polyimide substrates with open areas to improv[...]

03 Mar

Graphene sensors read low-frequency neural waves associated with distinct brain states

Xavier Illa, Anton Guimrea y Eduard Masvidal, researchers of the CIBER-BBN group GAB Lab at IMB-CNM led by Rosa Villa, are coauthors of a study recently published in “Nature Communication”, in which it is demonstrated that graphene-based active sensor arrays are a mature technology for large-scale application in wide frequency band neural sensing interfaces. NANBIOSIS U8 Micro– Nano Technology Unit has been used in the development of the research. This research has been carruied out within the framework of the European Project “Graphene Flagship. The scientists have developed a sensor based on CVD graphene that detects brain signals in a wide frequency[...]

11 Feb

NANBIOSIS Scientific Women in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day to raise awareness of the gender gap in science and technology. According to the United Nations, while yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science, science and gender equality are vital to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Thus, in recent years, the international community has made a great effort to inspire and promote the participation of women and girls in science. NANBIOSIS wants to acknowledge  the efforts made by scientific women who struggle every day to contribut[...]

24 Jan

Hybridization of men and machines, with Rosa Villa

Prof. Rosa Villa, Scientific Director of NANBIOSIS U8 Micro– Nano Technology Unit, and group leader of the research group of biomedical applications of ICNM–CSIC and CIBER-BBN, has participated in the program of National Radio of Spain “The Open Future: Biobots” led by Tato Puerto. Following the recent presentation by a team of American scientists of the design of “reprogrammable organisms”, halfway between a robot and a living being, that is, an extraordinary living machine made from frog cells, the program of National Radio of Spain called “Open Future” has dedicated a session to explain what are “Biobots” and to generat[...]