Media highlights

Background and motivation. The highlights of our innovations and developments in the field of nanobiosensors are transmitted to national and international news papers and broadcast agencies. We want our achievements with benefit to the citizens to come as soon as possible to the society so as to atract the attention of companies and other interested partners in our technologies and their use in fields such as diagnostics, environment monitoring, safety and security.

In the following part are shown some of the most relevant news related to our research and commented in newspapers or given as podcasts, interviews etc.  

Broadcast / News articles on our research

  • Merkoçi research group on social networks: Facebook

  • News on the article: Alfredo de la Escosura-Muñiz, Luis Baptista-Pires, Lorena Serrano, Laura Altet, Olga Francino, Armand Sánchez & Arben Merkoçi, “Magnetic Bead/Gold Nanoparticle Double-Labeled Primers for Electrochemical Detection of Isothermal Amplified Leishmania DNA», Small, 2016, 12 (2), 205-213, (Nov 18, 2015)

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Paper el heraldo (graphene)

nanopaper as optical sensing platform

high-sensitivity, imaging-based inmunoassay analysis for mobile applications

an inkjet-printed field effect transistor for label-free biosensing


graphene-silicon heterojunction

  • News on the article: Maria Guix, Jahir Orozco, Miguel García, Wei Gao, Sirilak Sattayasamitsathit, Arben Merkoçi, Alberto Escarpa, Joseph Wang, “Superhydrophobic Alkanethiol-Coated Microsubmarines for Effective Removal of Oil”. ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 4445-4451

First ‘Microsubmarines’ Designed to Help Clean Up Oil Spills, ScienceDaily (May 2, 2012)


First “microsubmarines” designed to help clean up oil spills, ACS News Press Release (May 2nd, 2012)

Tiny submarines could help clean oil-contaminated waters, The Engineer (May 3rd, 2012)

Self-propelled micro submarine cleans up motor oil, New Scientist (May 3rd, 2012)

In Successful Test, Microsubmarines Help Clean Up Oil Spills, Popular Science (May 3rd, 2012)

Microsubmarines could clean oil spills, researchers say, BBC News (May 3rd, 2012)

Nano-Subs Grab and Move Oil Spills, Discovery News (May 3rd, 2012)

Swarms of ‘microsubmarines’ proposed to clean up oil spills, Wired (May 4th, 2012)

Micro-Submarines Clean Up Oil Spills One Drop at a Time, InnovationNewsDaily (May 11th, 2012)