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  • Reusable Sensor for Early Detection of Kidney Stones Developed at ITMO

    Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center have created a biosensor that can quickly detect micromolar concentrations of uric acid, thus helping diagnose and treat urolithiasis (or kidney stones) at early stages. The results of the study were featured in Polymers.


  • Russian Researchers Suggest Innovative Approach to Production of Microfluidic Modules

    Scientists from ITMO University and the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute have developed a unique production method for microfluidic modules based on composites of metals and polymers. Upon contact with a module, droplets of liquid flow towards the areas with the smallest wetting angle. Such modules can significantly facilitate the production of biochips, sensors, and medical express tests.


  • Contest-Winning ITMO Master’s Student on Making Science Popular

    We caught up with Dauddin Daudi, a recently-enrolled student of the Chemistry of Applied Materials Master’s program. Before coming to ITMO, he worked on a number of projects and was twice named a winner of the national contest My Country – My Russia. Speaking to ITMO.NEWS, he elaborated on the projects that brought him success and explained why he abandoned a career in the oil industry to study spiderwebs – and why science needs to be popularized not only among the public, but among scientists, too.


  • ITMO Researchers Win Grant for Development of Smart Glasses Components

    The scientists will develop a method for the development of waveguides invisible to the naked eye and which will make it possible to transmit images onto transparent glass and polymer surfaces. It will also be possible to use the same technology to create sensors useful in the production of protective eyewear for workers in hazardous occupations.


  • ITMO Researchers Create Unique Wound-Healing Nanofibers Based on Hyaluronic Acid

    Researchers from the International Scientific and Research Institute of Bioengineering are the first to obtain nanofiber based on hyaluronic acid with introduced curcumin and usnic acid, natural biologically active substances. Such nanofibers can be used to create wound dressings for treatment of melanomas, burns, and ulcers. 


  • Divide and Conquer: How S&R Built a Successful Chemical Startup in Russia

    S&R Systems, a resident of ITMO University’s business incubator, is working on the optimization of chemical technology processes in manufacturing and laboratories with a strict focus on import phase-out. The company’s equipment is cheaper than its foreign-made counterparts and is made according to clients’ custom requirements. Founders Denis Sapegin and Mikhail Razin spoke with us about the tasks their company solves, lifehacks for finding angel investors at bars and indifferent engineers.


  • ITMO Scientists Develop New Polymer Holograms

    Scientists from ITMO University have developed a new method of creating holograms that makes use of a polymer nanocomposite material: the interference pattern is created by nanoparticles that move inside the material due to polymerization. The chemical process proceeds under the effect of light; as result, areas that have different optical properties emerge. According to the researchers, such holograms are a more effective method of protecting valuable documents and objects, and also a great technology for producing promotional merchandise. 


  • ITMO’s Bioengineering Center Presents Research on New Bio-Compatible Implants

    At ITMO's Bioengineering Center, scientists develop nanomodified polymer implants that are 100% compatible with the human organism, dissolve within several years, and even have antibacterial properties. Thanks to this technology, it might well become possible to restore limb functions even after loss of whole parts of the skeleton, which is impossible in the current state of technology. The research's results were presented by Igor Denisuk, one of the project's leaders and professor of the Department of IT in the Fuel and Energy Industry. Maya Uspenskaya, the department head, is also among the project's heads.