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Smart packaging that monitors the cold chain

An ICMAB project explores a new type of time-temperature indicators based on organic semiconductors to provide visual signals of unwanted exposure to elevated temperatures and verify the cold chain. They are especially thought for pharmaceutical, medical and food industry products.

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Adsorbent material from stainless steel slag for eliminating pollutants

CSIC teams have developed a methodology to revalorise stainless steel slag from steel mills and transform it into an adsorbent material, which can be used for the treatment of effluents and industrial wastewater or for the purification of air pollutants.

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New ERC project to upscale the manufacturing process of colloidal inks for superconducting materials

Scientists at ICMAB-CSIC will upscale a method for synthesizing multifunctional colloidal inks for the manufacture of superconducting tapes. The project is a further step towards the generalization of superconductors.

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Photocatalysts to purify water using sunlight

Scientists have developed a new photocatalyst that can eliminate almost all organic pollutants present in water, using sunlight as a source of activation. Developed by CSIC, the Autonomous University of Madrid and the University of Castilla la Mancha, it is currently available for industrial partners interested in its development and commercialisation.

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A simple and fast procedure to obtain hydrophobic aerogels

A CSIC team at the Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos has developed a procedure to prepare hydrophobic aerogels, based on biopolymers, in a simple and fast way. The resulting material has good mechanical properties and is resistant to humidity. The team is now looking for companies interested in licensing the patent.

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