Grupos de investigación

Research Facilities

Facilities for studies in supercritical conditions

  • A 500 ml SAS precipitator (Thar Technology) that operates up to 100°C and 38 MPa. 
  • Various equipment for SFEE  and impregnation 
  • Vessels: 10, 30, 50 with shaking, 100 with shaking, 500 ml. Pressure: up to 35 MPa. Temperature: ambient-250ºC. CO2 flow rate: 1- 100 g/min
  • High pressure spectroscopic cell (1 mL) for IR/UV up to 80 ºC and 30 MPa.
  • Variable-volume high-pressure cell (15 mL) to measure phase diagrams at high pressure.

Infrastructure for the physicochemical characterization

  • Gas adsorption characterization, FTIR and TGA/DTA
  • Microtrac and Zetatrac apparatus for particle size measurements (Zeta potential, DLS and laser diffraction).
  • UV/Vis spectrophotometer (2)
  • Shimadzu GC-2010 Plus Gas Chromatograph.
  • Ultraturrax, probe sonicator and water bath sonicator for the production of double emulsions
  • Rotary evaporator for solvent removal
  • X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), thermal analysis, ICP, elemental analysis in Research Aid Centers (CAIs)
  • Conventional stirred container with heating plate (Fisher) for off line dissolution tests.
  • Tubular furnace coupled to different gases for heat treatment (reduction) of materials in a controlled atmosphere.

Equipment for performing in vitro characterization studies

  • In vitro Franz cells for permeability studies
  • In vitro dissolution apparatus according to EU Pharmacopeia
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) for sample analysis and quantification.
  • Stability chambers with controlled temperature and relative humidity.

Equipment for microbial analysis:

  • Incubators for growth, autoclave for sterilization of material, laminar flow chamber for sterile handling of samples, incubation oven, centrifuge for culture recovery.