Prof. Tamayo honored with the RSEF prize for Physics, Innovation & Technology

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The Royal Spanish Society of Physics (RSEF) created in 1958 the RSEF Physics Awards, intented to recognize and reward those who have achieved the excellence in any professional activity related to physics. These awards, given by the Royal Spanish Society of Physics (RSEF) and the BBVA Foundation, annually select the best researchers and professors in the field, recognizing their talent, effort and expertise.

javier_tamayoThe governing body of the RSEF awards the 2018 Physics Awards for Physics, Innovation & Technology to our promoter Prof. Javier Tamayo. His achievements have been recognized by the jury calling attention to his contributions at a scientific, technological and innovation level in the field of biomechanics, being a clear example of how the success of research in basic physics has a high impact on society and can be transferred to the industry.

Congratulations to Javier and all winners of the 2018 RSEF Physics Awards across all categories.

Further information by clicking here.  You can also watch the related video in the media about the award ceremony  (in Spanish).


New sale in China

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IMG_20181120_155425During the last 4 days from 20th to 23th of November, Mecwins team has been involved in a new installation at Chinese Academy of Inspection Quarantine (CAIQ). Prof. Lei from CAIQ has purchased one SCALA instrument to make advances in her biosensing research with microcantilevers. We would like to thank to Tao Wang ang Guo Guanghui (from GermanTech, our exclusive sales representative) for their valuable support and also our grateful to Prof. Lei for her kindness and hospitality during our stay.


As usual, it was a pleasure travelling to Beijing and we are looking forward to coming back again very soon.


One of our projects selected for funding in the latest round of SME Instrument

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Our project “IVD4Sepsis: Novel ultrasensitive detection device for early Sepsis diagnosis” was selected for funding from a pool of more than 2.200 proposals. Mecwins will be supported in the so-called Phase 1 of the SME Instrument from the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, to get these innovations faster on the market.

The SME Instrument is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot that provides top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, small companies and scientists with funding opportunities and acceleration services.

Further information about the resolution and call by clicking here.



Grifols and CRB invest EUR 4 million in Mecwins technology

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Grifols, through Progenika Biopharma, and CRB Inverbío undersign EUR 2 million of Mecwins’ capital increase each. The total investment of EUR 4 million will allow Mecwins to complete the introduction of the technology into the Life Sciences Market and to conduct clinical trials to demonstrate the diagnostic capabilities of its ultra-sensitive technology (a million times higher than that used in routine clinical practice).

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New publication by Prof. Carlos Alemán using SCALA-CAL

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Departament d’Enginyeria Química and Barcelona Research Center for Multiscale Science and Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in collaboration with Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Biomolecules  (University of Namur, Belgium) today announced the publication of the results for the thermomechanical response of a reprACSOmega_2018esentative porin used for the fabrication of smart biomimetic nanomembranes. These samples have been characterized using microcantilever technology and SCALA-CAL platform chosen for measuring and comparing with standard proteins. The work was co-authored by UPC professor Carlos Alemán along with Maximilien Lopes-Rodrigues, Anna Puiggalí-Jou, Didac Martí-Balleste and Luis J. del Valle from UPC, in collaboration with Catherine Michaux and Eric A. Perpète, both of University of Namur (Belgium).

Source: “Thermomechanical Response of a Representative Porin for Biomimetics”
Maximilien Lopes-Rodrigues, Anna Puiggalí-Jou, Didac Martí-Balleste, Luis J. del Valle, Catherine Michaux, Eric A. Perpète, and Carlos Alemán. ACS Omega 2018 3 (7), 7856-7867
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00463

Mecwins makes its first sale in China

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SCALA miniWe are very pleased to announce the sale of our first SCALA equipment in China. After some years of hard work and fantastic collaboration with our Beijing-based Sales Agent “GermanTech“, a equipment was installed in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry. For Mecwins, this is a starting point of introducing our cutting edge technology in the Chinese market, increasing the visibility of our brand and products.

Researchers from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry purchases the last version of our SCALA µini, the ideal instrument for single-chip characterization.

For further information about this product, please visit our website by clicking here.

New publication in collaboration with UAM

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A new paper of our team members and scientists from UAM, appeared recently:

C. Rodriguez, O. Ahumada, V. Cebrian, V. Torres Costa and M. Manso Silvan, “Biofunctional porous silicon micropatterns engineered through visible light activated epoxy capping and selective plasma etching“, Vacuum 150 (2018) 232-238.

The authours provides results which confirm the effectiveness of GPTMS capped PSi as adsorptive layer for immunosensing.

Mecwins gets new patent granted in USA

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Mecwins today announced that a new method of use patent for characterization of nano- and micromechanical strcutures has been granted by the United States Patent Office.

The patent, entitled Method and system for characterization of nano- and micromechanical structures (patent number 9,829,427), provides a method and system in optical microscopy based on the deflection of micro- and nanomechanical structures, upon impact of a laser beam thereon, which simultaneously and automatically provides a spatial map of the static deflection and of the form of various vibration modes, with vertical resolution in the subangstrom range. The invention comprises at least one mechanical structure, an incident laser beam sweeping the surface of the structure, an optometric detector for capturing the laser beam, and frequency excitation means that generate at least two sinusoidal signals at different frequencies in the mechanical structure.