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  • Production of Starch Films Using Propolis Nanoparticles as Novel Bioplasticizer 

    Villalobos, Karolina; Rojas, Hider; González-Paz, Rodolfo; Brenes Granados, Daniel; González-Masís, Jeimmy; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Corrales-Ureña, Yendry Regina (Scrivener Publishing LLC (Estados Unidos), 2017-07)
    Because starch is a biodegradable polymer with low cost and wide availability it is an attractive material for producing edible films for fruits. Films produced with pure starch have the disadvantage of being fragile. To ...
  • Biorefinery of Rice Husk to Obtain Functionalized Bioactive Compounds 

    Lopretti, M.; Lecot, Nicole; Rodriguez, A.; Lluberas, G.; Orozco, F.; Bolaños, L.; Montes De Oca, G.; Cerecetto, Hugo; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Tech Science Press (Estados Unidos), 2019)
    The biomass industrialization valorisation of grains and cereals is considered an opportunity for the countries where agro-industrial activity is one of its main economic activities, rendering new higher-value products ...
  • Recycling and elimination of wastes obtained from agriculture by using nanotechnology: nanosensors 

    Alvarado, M. A.; Guzmán, O. N.; Solís, N. M.; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (MedCrave Group (Estados Unidos), 2017)
    In the friction process of two materials and in the presence of some proper lubricants, the wear process manifest itself as a material transfer from an element of the friction couple on the other, process specific to the ...
  • Estudio preliminar de la obtención de compuestos híbridos de quitosano y polifenoles derivados de lignina a partir de subproductos agropecuarios y pesquería de camarón 

    Lopretti Correa, Mary; ESQUIVEL, MARIANELLY; Madrigal-Carballo, Sergio; Corrales Ureña, Yendry; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Universidad de San Carlos (Guatemala), 2017)
    En este estudio se prepararon y caracterizaron microcápsulas híbridas del conjugado de polifenoles derivados de la lignina proveniente de la cáscara de piña, y el quitosano obtenido a partir de la quitina de la cáscara ...
  • Bio Refinery of Oily Wastes 

    Rojas Alfaro, Juan José; Fernández Araya, Luis Marcial; Redondo, Carlos; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Juniper Publishers (Estados Unidos), 2018)
    Many attempts have been made in order to establish a concept for biorefinery. The simplest way to do so is in an analogous way to the current oil refinery, where multiple fuels and products are manufactured from fossil ...
  • Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles and their application as an antibacterial agent 

    Marín Gamboa, Stephanie; Rodríguez Rojas, Ericka; Vega Martínez, Verónica; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (MedCrave Group (Estados Unidos), 2019)
    A great interest for the study of nanoscale chemical species has been studied. This review presents the main methods of chemical reduction for the preparation of silver nanoparticles, such as the preparation of silver ...
  • Nanobiotechnology in Agricultural Sector: Overview and Novel Applications 

    Alvarado, Katherine; Bolaños, Mónica; Camacho, Carmen; Quesada, Elías; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Scientific Research Publishing (China), 2019)
    The agricultural sector has many problems achieving the desired yield in products because of pathogens, viruses, pesticides, herbicides, temperature, soil moisture, among others. Nanotechnology, along with other sciences, ...
  • Nanobiodiversity and Biomimetic Adhesives Development: From Nature to Production and Application 

    Espinoza-Ramirez, Angelo; Fuentes-Rodriguez, Huberth; Hernandez-Herrera, Edson; Mora-Sandi, Anthony; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Scientific Research Publishing (China), 2019)
    Advances in science and technology, especially in bioprospecting and biomimetics, have provided solutions to everyday problems over time. Through bioengineering, research and the discovery of the mechanisms present in ...
  • Physico–Chemical Characterization of Dentinal Surface Treated with Atmospheric- Pressure Plasma 

    Alfaro-Mayorga, E.; Rodríguez-Rojas, J.; Bonilla, M.; Chavarría-Bolaños, D.; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Vargas, V.I. (Begell House (Estados Unidos), 2018)
    Atmospheric-pressure plasma (APP) has demonstrated great efficiency in eliminating bacteria and modifying tissues and surfaces, and APP offers potential treatment for surface modification. There is great interest in the ...
  • Generation of potential bactericidal surfaces from aluminum via anodization 

    Paniagua, Sergio; Rojas-Gatjens, Esteban; Villalobos, Javier; Montes de Oca-Vásquez, Gabriela; Pereira, Reinaldo; Murillo, Luis Carlos; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnología (LANOTEC) (Costa Rica), 2019)
    Bactericidal nanostructured surfaces are found in nature, developed through millions of years of evolution. Gecko skin, dragonfly wings and cicada wings possess nanoscale spikes or pillars that are able to have bactericidal ...
  • Valorización de Subproductos de la Industrialización de Aceites de Soja y de la Industria Pesquera para la Obtención de Membranas Poliméricas 

    Lluberas, Gabriela; Montes de Oca-Vásquez, Gabriela; Batista Menezes, Diego; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Raimonda, Pablo; Lopretti, Mary (Universidad del País Vasco (España), 2019-11)
    Trabajar en economía circular aumentando el valor agregado de subproductos de diferentes industrializaciones es hoy uno de los mayores temas de interés productivo. La industrialización de granos como la soja es bien conocida ...
  • Poliuretanos como producto de la Biorefinería de la Industrialización de arroz 

    Lopretti, M.; Lluberas, G.; Montanez, A.; Silva, C.; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Pereira, R. (Universidad del País Vasco (España), 2019)
    La valorización de la industrialización de biomasa tanto de granos como de cereales se considera hoy día una oportunidad para los países productores ya que permite obtener mayor valor de su producción y dar soluciones ...
  • Recent Advances in Carbon Nanotubes for Nervous Tissue Regeneration 

    Redondo, Carlos; Leandro-Mora, Rocío; Blanch-Bermúdez, Daniela; Espinoza Araya, Christopher; Hidalgo-Barrantes, David; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) (Suiza), 2019)
    Nanomedicine has allowed for emerging advances in imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics. Regenerative Medicine has taken advantage of a number of nanomaterials for reparation of diseased or damaged tissues in the nervous ...
  • Nutraceuticals: definition, applied nanoengineering in their production and applications 

    Alpizar-Vargas, Lidia; Zúñiga-Montero, Carlos; Rodríguez-Murillo, Alicia; Vargas-Vásquez, Amalia; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (MedCrave Group (Estados Unidos), 2019)
    Background: Nutraceuticals can be defined as nutritional components that provide therapeutic or physiological benefits beyond the basic nutritional needs and include a wide range of compounds. However, they show very low ...
  • Statistical Approach to Regulation of Nanotechnology: Need, Advantages and Disadvantages 

    Santana Cabello, Ricardo; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Zuluaga, Robin; Gañán Rojo, Piedad Felisinda (Scientific Research Publishing (China), 2020)
    The need to have an express regulation covering nanotechnology has been the subject of debate in the scientific literature and identified as one of the main subsets of nanotechnology field research. However, most countries ...
  • Nanoestructuras de Silicio en Biomedicina y Biotecnología 

    Rios, Eduard A.; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Villegas, Jeramy G.; Sánchez, José A. (Universidad Nacional (Colombia), 2020)
    Actualmente ha crecido el interés por la fabricación y caracterización de nanoestructuras de silicio, entre las que se incluye nanohilos, pilares, tubos, conos, partículas, etc; existiendo diversos métodos para generar ...
  • Recent Advances in Carbon Nanotubes for Nervous Tissue Regeneration 

    Redondo, Carlos; Leandro-Mora, Rocío; Blanch-Bermúdez, Daniela; Espinoza Araya, Christopher; Hidalgo-Barrantes, David; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Blanch-Bermúdez, Daniela (Hindawi (Egipto), 2020)
    Regenerative medicine has taken advantage of several nanomaterials for reparation of diseased or damaged tissues in the nervous system involved in memory, cognition, and movement. Electrical, thermal, mechanical, and ...
  • Regeneración del Órgano Cutáneo mediante Ingeniería de Tejidos 

    Rojas, Mauricio; Solera, Daniel; Herrera, Carolina; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Universidad Nacional (Colombia), 2020)
    La ingeniería de tejidos es una ciencia que busca desarrollar sustitutos de tejido y Órganos para mantener, restaurar o aumentar las funciones de sus contrapartes heridas o enfermas in vivo. El organo cutáneo es el tejido ...
  • Toxicity of nanoparticles: A development opportunity in environment and health 

    Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit; Camacho-Murillo, María; Obando-Víquez, María; Sandí-Montero, Lilia (Allied Academies (Reino Unido), 2022)
    Nanoparticles have a promising future for application in various fields. They provide a development opportunity for scientists and workers from different areas of being able to work with materials at the nano-scale, ...
  • Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles from Plant Extracts, and Their Possible Application as Antimicrobial Agents in the Agricultural Area 

    Castillo-Henríquez, Luis; Alfaro, Karla; Ugalde Álvarez, Jeisson; Vega-Fernández, Laura; Montes de Oca-Vásquez, Gabriela; Jose-Roberto, Vega-Baudrit (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) (Suiza), 2020)
    Currently, metal nanoparticles have varied uses for different medical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural applications. Nano-biotechnology combined with green chemistry has great potential for the development of novel and ...

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