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Participation in projects related to the application of nanoparticles as smart fertilizers or water management vehicles
Topic 1.1.1 RIA Sustainable groundwater management in water-stressed Mediterranean areas (Section 1). Topic 2.1.1 RIA Bridging the gap between potential and actual irrigation performance in the Mediterranean (Section 2). Topic 2.1.2 RIA Management of low quality waters under water scarcity and climate change conditions (Section 2)
Topic 1.2.1 RIA Conserving water and soil in Mediterranean dry-farming, smallholder agriculture (Section 1).. Topic 1.2.2 IA Sustainability and competitiveness of Mediterranean greenhouse and intensive horticulture (Section 1).. Topic 2.2.1 RIA Small scale farming systems innovation (Section 2).
We offer our expertise in imaging nanoparticles in vivo in animals and plants using non invassive imaging tools. By radiolabelling nanoparticles with short lived or long lived isotopes, it is possible to image their fate, non invassively from a period that ranges from a few hours, up to several days both in animals and plants. This allows to evaluate their use as smart fertilizers, as well as their use in other applications i.e. removal of polutants from soil or water preservation in plants. Our technology is valuable and unique, since the introduction of nanotechnology in this field is novel and there are various open issues related to nanoparticles functionality and fate.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
BioEmission Technology Solutions (BIOEMTECH) is a fast-growing Greek SME, which aims to bridge the gap between ex vivo studies and in vivo molecular imaging, by providing cost-effective solutions in terms of instrumentation and services.
Starting from three founders, BIOEMTECH is now a multidisciplinary team of more than10 young scientists with strong background in biomedical engineering, medical physics, radiochemistry, nanomedicine and small animal handling. BET staff has many years of experience on FP7, H2020 and other funding programmes, which focus on the in vivo imaging of different types of nanoparticles (magnetic, liposomes, silver, gold, selenium, etc). In addition, through the participation in imaging-related projects, which explore new emerging hybrid technologies, BIOEMTECH is at the forefront of the most recent technical evolutions.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth