A group of 20 high school students from Olot came to Leitat facilities in Barcelona 22@ this Wednesday 23rd of October for a visit to discover the realm of nanomaterials. The event took place in the framework of EscoLab, the program of the town hall of Barcelona aiming to open the doors of leading laboratories and research centers and offer the opportunity to students to talk with researchers working on cutting-edge topics.
Leitat’s team presented to the pupils how the nanomaterials have entered our daily lives. During the session, different projects from Leitat were explained, such as nTRACK. José Luis Muñoz, senior researcher participating in nTRACK explained how gold nanoparticles help to track stem cells aimed to regenerate injured muscle tissues. Last, Leitat’s team aimed to answer questions about the origins of nanomaterials, their manufacturing, their advantages, and their risks.