Funding: Regional Government of Madrid
Region: Madrid
Project period: 2021 – 2022
Principal Investigator: Prof. Javier Llorca (javier.llorca@imdea.org)

The support of the MAMAP-CM for infrastructures will be used to strengthen the current research capabilities of IMDEA Materials Institute to protect, fight and forecast expansion of current and future pandemics through actions along two different lines. The first one is to renovate research infrastructures that have been very intensively used by many research groups of the Institute over the years and have to be renovated to maintain the international impact of the research activities. They are mainly related to processing of materials that can be used in biomedical applications related to pandemic containment and to the characterization of these materials by means of advanced techniques:

– Hot-press plate
– Xplore injection moulder
– Rheometer
– Light optical microscope (LOM)
– GPU cluster for high performance computing

The other equipment requested in this proposal will enhance the current capabilities of IMDEA Materials Institute in the areas of nano/micromaterial development to fight against pandemics and – in general- in the development of new materials for therapeutic applications:

– Small/wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS)
– Dynamic light scattering (DLS)
– Inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

Funded by:

“Este proyecto se encuentra cofinanciado por la Comunidad de Madrid y la Unión Europea, a través del Programa Operativo del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER 2014-2020), financiado como parte de la respuesta de la Unión a la pandemia de COVID-19”.