• Tech Park of Fuerteventura. Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas. Spain
  • +34635662820
  • Tech Park of Fuerteventura
  • +34635662820

Aims & Goals

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. Our 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

We are producing new technologies in textile and paint products based on nano- and micro-particles releasing repellents or pesticides in well portioned dosage. 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.

Nano and micro-particles are used in textile production for various purposes, and can be used to slowly release chemicals like mosquito repellents and insecticides in a well-controlled rate, which can be more efficient than spraying on skin or other classical ways of application Other applications could be the inclusion of nano-particles and micro-particles in wall painting colors.

The main aim is the disease burden reduction of vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever with its 4 distinct serotypes and secondary infection as main risk factor of severe disease.

A network of Experts

Our Association aims to bring together experts from epidemiology, biostatistics, mathematics, biology, nanotechnology, chemical and textile engineering to implement new techniques to combat mosquito transmitted vector-borne diseases. The key question remains, in how far such avant-garde measures can help to reduce the disease burden, eventually in collaboration with existing vaccines which turned out to have only limited efficacy on their own.

Areas of Expertise:

Mathematics

Statistics

Biological sciences

Biostatistics

Entomology

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Water Treatement

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Chemical engineering

Medicinal chemistry, drug synthesis

Materials engineering

Nano-physics for materials engineering applications

Nano-technology

Nano-materials and nano-structures

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