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The University of the Basque Country ; Spanish - Universidad del País Vasco ) is the only public university in the Basque Country , in Northern Spain. It has campuses over the three provinces of the autonomous community: Biscay Campus , Gipuzkoa Campus , and Álava Campus in Vitoria-Gasteiz. It is the main research institution in the Basque Country, carrying out 90% of the basic research made in that territory and taking advantage of the good industrial environment that the region constitutes. Wikipedia.

Biopraxis Research Aie, Praxis Pharmaceutical S.A., Fundacio Dinvestigacio Sanitaria De Les Illes Balears, University of the Basque Country, University of Barcelona and Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas | Date: 2015-12-31

A lipid nanoparticle that includes at least one antibiotic from the polymyxin family, a lipid fraction, and one or more surfactants. The lipid nanoparticle is useful in the prevention and/or treatment of respiratory tree infections.

Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Csic, Autonomous University of Madrid and University of the Basque Country | Date: 2014-02-03

The invention relates to biodegradable PLGA bionanoparticles encapsulating the GSE24-2 peptide with telomerase activity and to pharmaceutical, cosmetic and biotechnological compositions comprising same. The pharmaceutical compositions are useful for treating diseases presenting a telomerase deficiency, such as dyskeratosis congenita, and diseases presenting ageing characteristics, such as Werner syndrome, Rothmund Thompson syndrome, and other diseases where there is DNA damage such as ataxia telangiectasia. The invention likewise relates to the method for producing said bionanoparticles by means of a w/o/w double emulsion technique.

Ruiz-Mirazo K.,University of the Basque Country | Briones C.,CSIC - National Institute of Aerospace Technology | De La Escosura A.,Autonomous University of Madrid
Chemical Reviews

In order to explain how the first organisms might have appeared on Earth, or elsewhere, it is necessary to develop chemistries that enable the synthesis of information-bearing polymers, protometabolic networks, and protocellular compartments under compatible prebiotic conditions. In this direction, the first step would be the synthesis of the monomeric units that constitute peptides, nucleic acids or their analogue polymers, and vesicle membranes. Some of these building blocks could have been delivered to Earth from extraterrestrial sources, while their endogenous synthesis on our planet is another feasible option. Catalysis, in particular organocatalysis and organometallic catalysis, could have enlarged and diversified the set of compounds potentially present in different prebiotic scenarios. Vesicles composed of mixtures of simple amphiphilic molecules and surfactants, on the other hand, have shown the required stability and permeability for encapsulation of nucleic acids and peptides. Source

Mateo-Alonso A.,University of the Basque Country | Mateo-Alonso A.,Ikerbasque
Chemical Society Reviews

Linear and ribbon-like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as acenes and graphene nanoribbons are at the forefront of current investigations, as these graphene "cut outs" possess discrete energy gaps that can be tailored with the number of rings and their arrangements. Pyrene-fused pyrazaacenes are a type of nitrogenated ribbon-like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with a very high stability. As a matter of fact, ribbon-like pyrene-fused pyrazaacenes with as many as 85 linearly fused aromatic rings have been synthesised with thermal stabilities over 500 °C in air. This review covers most of the synthetic and application aspects of pyrene-fused pyrazaacenes from 1937 to our days, illustrating that pyrene-fused pyrazaacenes are a widely tuneable and a highly stable platform for developing ribbon-like nitrogenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons for a broad spectrum of applications. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2014. Source

Akzo Nobel, BYK Chemie GmbH, Energenics Europe Ltd., University of the Basque Country and Ytkemiska Institutet AB | Date: 2013-05-15

The present invention relates to a method for producing nanocomposite dispersions comprising composite particles of inorganic nanoparticles and organic polymers in a continuous phase, especially in a dispersion medium, as well as to the nanocomposite dispersions thus obtained and to the use thereof.

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