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The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory is an IGO founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain aiming the deployment of Nanotechnology addressing society’s challenges. The research programme comprises 4 strategic fields of application of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Food, Environment monitoring, ICT, Renewable Energy and Health. The full-fledged nanotechnology laboratory enables leading research of the highest international standard. 

Competences & Capabilities

  • The Research Domains of INL are: 
  • To develop innovative encapsulation technologies and solutions for bioactive, phage, drugs and gene delivery in food 
  • To develop biosensors, lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic-based devices for food and water analysis 
  • To develop, characterise and understand the properties and structure/function relationship of nanostructures. The main topics are: packaging, functionality and personalisation, safety, quality and authenticity

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Paula Galvao

Partner in the following EIT Food projects



COVICOAT aims to develop an edible antiviral coating for fresh fruits and vegetables and assess its performance in a real scenario.