ASACEN - Argentine-South African Nanotechnology Center

ASACEN - Argentine-South African Nanotechnology Center
This center seeks to develop and implement research and development (R&D) projects aimed at generating knowledge in nanotechnology products and processes, and support laboratories in achieving economic and/or social development for both countries. It also promotes the exchange and transfer of science and technology knowledge, human resources, training and education in both countries.

The Argentine-South African Nanotechnology Center was created in the framework of the scientific and technological cooperation agreement entered by and between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Argentina, on July 19, 2011.

One of its purposes is to promote the integration of public and private sectors for the development of nanotechnology products and processes, and facilitate the relevant commercialization.

It also seeks to share experiences related to patents and intellectual property for commercialization of nanotechnology products and processes in order to implement the agreed mechanisms for the protection and distribution of intellectual property rights generated under the projects developed by this center.

Scientific Areas

Projects are developed in the area of nanotechnology with emphasis on the following areas:

  • Surface Treatment.
  • Biomedical and Biological Sciences Applications: medical diagnosis, supply of medicines, sensors, actuators.
  • Water treatment: membranes, purification and recovery.
  • Agro-Industrial Applications: Food security.

National Directorate of International Relations
Godoy Cruz 2320, 4th floor (C1425FQD)
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

Coordinator of bilateral cooperation with China
María Eugenia Godoy
Phone/Fax: 4899-5000 int. 4156