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MARTERapid Analysis Methods using Spectroscopic Techniques
http://www.unizar.es/marte/
MARTE is a research group (Ref. DGA E-41) created by personnel from the University of Zaragoza and the University Hospital Miguel Servet.
 
The group mainly focuses in the development of analytical methods for the direct elemental and/or isotopic analysis of solids and complex samples, using mostly high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (HR CS GF AAS) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

Research Lines

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Development of minimally invasive methods of clinical interest
This line of research aims at taking advantage of a new type of clinical sample of increasing importance, which is produced after the deposition of biological fluids in clinical filter paper (...
This line of research aims at taking advantage of a new type of clinical sample of increasing importance, which is produced after the deposition of biological fluids in clinical filter paper (DMS).
 
These clinical specimens show significant advantages in terms of collection, transportation and storage, while also being appropriate to conduct the screening of newborns or of chronic patients, for example. Our group is pioneering in developing methods for the direct analysis of these samples, determining metals and attaining isotopic information, which can help to diagnose some rare diseases.
Development of methods for the analysis of nanomaterials and the direct detection of nanoparticles
The objective of this line is to exploit the potential of atomic spectrometry techniques to detect and assess the potential toxicity of nanoparticles found in biological and environmental...
The objective of this line is to exploit the potential of atomic spectrometry techniques to detect and assess the potential toxicity of nanoparticles found in biological and environmental samples, in addition to developing new screening methods to assist in the design of new compounds based on nanomaterials (e.g., nanocomposites).

Key Projects

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Methods based on the measurement of molecular species for elemental and isotopic analysis
Analytical methodology for minimally invasive monitoring and clinical diagnosis based on the direct elemental analysis of a drop of blood placed onto clinical filter paper

Services

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Development of methods for the direct analysis of solid materials and complex samples

Development of methods for the direct analysis of solid materials and complex samples that are very hard to dissolve (plastics, silica nanostructured ceramic materials, biological samples).

Development of methods for the direct analysis of solid materials and complex samples that are very hard to dissolve (plastics, silica nanostructured ceramic materials, biological samples).

Advanced courses on the use of GF AAS and ICP-MS
Analysis at trace and ultratrace levels
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