Chitin is one of the most abundant renewable materials in nature and has great potential for manufacturing biodegradable products. The UPV/EHU’s BIOMAT group is working to obtain chitin using alternative sources such as squid pens, and to then validate it as a reinforcing agent in the manufacture of protein-based materials for biomedical applications.
The CAF-Elhuyar Awards aim to promote and recognize the dissemination of scientific and technological works in Basque. This year the CAF Elhuyar Award in the category of divulgation articles has been delivered to Alaitz and Iraia Etxabide Etxeberria.
LASRA hosted the BIOMAT Research Group from the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain on 27 April 2018.