The new equipment allows the manufacturing of topological insulators, among other materials, and the possibility to study their properties when submitted to different conditions. The installation of the MBE also means a new way of collaboration among ICN2 Groups thanks to the new Severo Ochoa positions.
The new technique is a non-invasive procedure to detect the severity of an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. The developed biosensor platform is based on gold nanodisks, is very sensitive and works label-free, detecting the changes in the refraction index occurring at its surface after the binding of IgEs specific for amoxicillin.
The project, led from ICFO and funded with 3€ million by the EC, is entitled "Scalable, point-of-care and label free microarray platform for rapid detection of Sepsis (RAIS)". It will develop a portable microarray platform potentially capable of measuring more than 1 million biotargets. CSIC Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, Group Leader at ICN2, is among the project partners.
Two-Laser Raman Thermometry is a new contactless technique to study the properties of a material at a nanoscale with higher precision. The two-laser approach has been developed by the researchers of ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group.