One of NANBIOSIS' units (U6) is at ICMAB and is devoted to "Biomaterials processing and Nanostructuring Unit",with Scientific Director ICMAB researcher Nora Ventosa.
The Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) Map for 2021-2024 was approved this year in its last update by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
ICTS are facilities dedicated to cutting-edge research of the highest quality, as well as to the transmission, exchange and preservation of knowledge, technology transfer and the promotion of innovation.
The map has 29 ICTS distributed among all the territories, and includes NANBIOSIS, the Infraestructure for Production and Characterization of Nanomaterials, Biomaterials and Systems in Nanomedicine with its 26 units distributed in all the territory.
NANBIOSIS is one of the five ICTS in the area of health sciences and biotechnology. This thematic area has significantly increased its representation in the current ICTS map. Under the concept of distributed ICTS, infrastructure networks have been established in the field of imaging, nanotechnology and omics sciences. In addition, the high biological safety laboratories are also reinforced, expanding the infrastructures of this type that offer their services.
The current map incorporates four new nodes or infrastructures associated with the ICTS.
In this sense, the minister announced that the next call to strengthen the ICTS, scheduled for the first half of 2022, will allocate 38 million euros until 2025 to finance lines of investment associated with the construction, development, instrumentation, equipment and improvement of its scientific- techniques. The previous call, published in 2021, dedicated nearly 37 million euros to these infrastructures.