- Tech Park of Fuerteventura. Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas. Spain
A non profit entity focused on research and innovation
International Help Desk for Vector Control Response
Pandemic Preparedness Planning for COVID-19Epidemiological software development Unit
“Our mission is to save millions of lives and reduce human suffering from vector borne diseases”
Diseases ControlControlled Slow-Release of Repellents
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How Is The Network Composed?
The network is composed of mathematicians, epidemiologists, biologists, chemists, climate scientist, physicists, textile and chemical engineers from both the research and industrial areas. Each participant contributes on basis of its knowledge and specific expertise.
Mission, Vision And Principles
IMAAC aims at investigation and mathematical analysis of the effect of avant-garde control measures in vector-borne diseases involving day-time active mosquitos transmitting diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. The control measures involve new technologies in textile and paint products based on nano- and micro-particles releasing repellents or pesticides in well portioned dosage. The study will also be expanded to scenarios using vaccines in combination with mentioned control techniques. The main focus will be on dengue fever transmitted via Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in synergy with existing EU-projects, but the application will have also positive effects on other vector-borne diseases.
How is possible that Textiles and Paints repels mosquitoes?
Nano- and micro-particles are used in textile production for various purposes, and can be used to release chemicals like repellents and insecticides in a well-controlled rate. First attempts in this direction have been made, but no efficacy studies could be performed yet. The spectrum of combinations of nano- or micro-particles, repellents, insecticides and types of textiles (or paint) has not been well studied. Especially, efficacy studies in cases using these control measures in combination with vaccines are unchartered territories and mathematical modelling has to be developed.
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