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SAFE-NMT Open Call for development and market of innovative MedTech solutions based on nanotechnology

An Open Call within H2020 project SAFE-N-MEDTECH OITB  -Safety testing in the life cycle of nanotechnology-enabled medical technologies for health– has been launched with the objective of providing services and support to companies and other organizations with the aim of accelerating the development and commercialization of innovative MedTech solutions based on nano-enabled technology.

SAFE-N-MEDTECH  in which CIBER-BBN is a partner througth its ICTS NANBIOSIS, gathers expertise from 28 partners around the world focused in enabling the safe translation of nano-enabled medical technologies from Proof of Concept to markets and clinical practice funded project

SAFE-N-MEDTECH with its key expertise and extensive knowledge in nano-enabled medical technologies, offers characterization, pre-clinical validation, access to biobanks and patient samples, scale up and regulatory support, technology assessment and horizon scanning.

Submission deadline: March 21st 2022, 23:59 CET


  • Guidelines for Applicants The Guide for Applicants contains the basic information needed to guide you in preparing a proposalfor submission to the SAFE-N-MEDTECH Open Call. It gives an introduction on how to structureyour proposal. It also describes how to submit the proposal and the evaluation criteria.
  • Application Form


Nanoparticle Characterisation

  • Chemical Composition
  • Physical properties
  • Drug loading/release
  • RNA quantification and integrity
  • Sterility and Toxicity

Pre-Clinical Development

  • Antibody production
  • Peptide/Protein synthesis
  • Oligonucleotide synthesis
  • Immune response monitoring
  • Cellular assays
  • Biological evaluation
  • Nanoparticle development
  • Design and optimisation of biosensor platforms
  • Access to human samples and Biobanks
  • In vivo experiments

In Silico

  • In silico modelling

Clinical Validation

  • RNA extraction
  • RNA/DNA sequencing
  • Binding affinity measurement
  • Immune response monitoring

Assistance in prototyping and qualification of manufacturing facilities

Business development coaching, links with business angels, investors, capital risk, etc

Regulatory Assessment

  • Regulatory support to Europe and US approval

Health Technology Assessment

  • First evaluation of the project/product based on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)and Healthcare system needs
  • Technology scanning to identify redundancies/synergies

This call uses funds obtained within the scope of the SAFE-N-MEDTECH project funded by European Union´s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program. (Grant Agreement No. 814607)

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Funded beamtime for SMEs in Sincrotron Alba ICTS thanks to EU CALIPSOplus projec. – Dec. 17 explanatory Webinar Calipsoplus-TamaTA for SMEs

Untill 30 of June 2021, small and medium companies can ask for funded beamtime in different European light sources thanks to EU CALIPSOplus project

The European project CALIPSOplus brings together 19 partners offering access to 14 synchrotrons and 8 FELs in Europe and the Middle East. This pilot transnational access scheme allows SMEs to access the best light source for their particular needs, irrespective of whether or not it is the closest light source.

Leader: CELLS (ALBA Synchrotron) (Barcelona, Spain)

Webpage: https://www.albasynchrotron.es/en/industry/services

Email: industrialoffice@cells.es

On December 17, 2020 – 12:00 – 13:00 Sincrotrón ALBA -ICTS is running a Webinar that will explain to companies how SMEs can benefit from the Calipsoplus-TamaTA project to solve their characterization problems at the ALBA Synchrotron. Inscriptions are open here

NANBIOSIS and SYNCROTRON ALBA, both ICTS facilities established some collaborations in order to increase the scope of the biomedical solutions given to the health sector.

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Third edition of the course on “Characterization techniques for Particulate Materials” with Amable Bernabé

The Soft Matrials Lab at ICMAB-CSIC, run by Amable Bernabé (NANBIOSIS U6 Biomaterial Processing and Nanostructuring Unit, hosted from Monday, 5 October, to Wednesday, 7 October a course on “Characterization techniques for particulate materials”.

The course was an introduction to different techniques to characterize nanoparticles and other particulate matter, including the basic fundamentals, sample preparation, practical examples and results interpretation. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the participants of the course were less than in previous years, and during the practical sessions the group was divided, so less people was at the same time inside the lab, and the safety measures could be kept. 


  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) with Zetasizer Nano ZS (Malvern Instruments)
    • Size distribution
    • Z Potential 
  • Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) with Nanosight NS300 (Malvern Instruments)
    • Size distribution
    • Particle concentration
    • Fluorescence
  • Light Scattering (LS) with Mastersizer 2000 (Malvern Instruments)
    • Size distribution


  • Sample analysis and practical cases of Dynamic Light Scattering with the Zetasizer Nano ZS (Malvern Instruments) equipment.
  • Samples analysis and practical cases of the Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) technique with the Nanosight NS300 (Malvern Instruments) equipment.
  • Sample analysis and practical cases of the Light Scattering (LS) technique with the Mastersizer 2000 (Malvern Instruments) instrument.

Source of information ICMAB-CSIC

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