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"Natural deep eutectic systems in drug discovery and human health - breakthroughs in a liquid phase"​

In the ambit of the conference IC3TC 2019 - 3rd International Caparica Christmas Conference on Translational Chemistry 2019, organized by the Bioscope/ Proteomass research group, Prof. Ana Rita Duarte gave a talk with the title "Natural deep eutectic systems in drug discovery and human health - breakthroughs in a liquid phase". The complete presentation can be seen here:

Des.solve new published video article

Des.solve new published video article

A new article created by Des.solve group is now live on JoVE video journal. The article focuses on the Preparation of Binary and Ternary Deep Eutectic Systems, using a reproducible protocol that aims to standardize the preparation of these systems throughout the scientific community. JoVE articles consist of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity.

Interview of Prof. Ana Rita Duarte in Antena 1

Prof. Ana Rita Duarte was invited to do an interview in Antena 1 radio, in the program "Ponto de Partida", where Eduarda Maio explores pertinent questions about portuguese scientific reasearch that is being developed in several fields. 

You can listen here the interview (in portuguese):

Des.solve in the ISGC 2019, La Rochelle, France

This week, Des.solve is also represented in the ISGC 2019 (International Symposium of Green Chemistry), which is being held in La Rochelle, France.

Des.solve in the PPEPPD 2019, Vancouver, Canada

Members of group Des.solve are in Vancouver, participating in the PPEPPD 2019 (International Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design), where they will present developed scientific work in the scope of the project.

Ana Rita Duarte in the S+ television channel

Ana Rita Duarte was invited by the S+ television channel  (channel exclusively dedicated to health) to talk about the application of Deep Eutectic Systems in tuberculosis.

You can see the full interview here:

Des.solve group in the media

The research developed by the group Des.solve, especially in the area of tuberculosis treatment, was disclosed in several portuguese communication media. Also, it was highlighted the event that is being organized by the group - 1st International Meeting on Deep Eutectic Systems.

Interview of Prof. Ana Rita Duarte in Rádio Horizonte

Tomorrow, 13th April, at two different times (12:45-13h and 17:45-18h), you can listen the interview of Prof. Ana Rita Duarte in Rádio Horizonte, in the context of the program “Science and Health”.

In this interview, the researcher talks about the advantages of Deep Eutectic Systems and highlights the occurence of the 1st International Meeting (Lisbon, 24-27th June 2019) exclusively dedicated to these systems, which is being organized by her research group Des.solve.

 You can listen to radio Horizonte at FM 92.8

Spin-off Des Solutio will make the cosmetic area more ecological

The recent spin-off Des Solutio resulted from the developed research on natural solvents, carried by the group of Professor Ana Rita Duarte and Doctor Alexandre Paiva. The company aims to develop safe and environmentally friendly products, based on Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES), which can replace other toxic organic solvents commonly used in the cosmetic area. NADES offer many benefits over those solvents, once they are entirely derived from natural compounds such as organic acids, amino acids and sugars, found in a wide range of plants.

Brainstormig session to discuss new applications of DES, with the participation of a Post-Doc researcher from iMed.ULisboa

The Des.solve team invited a scientist from an external institution to a brainstorming session, in order to discuss new developments and applications for Deep Eutectic Solvents. The invited researcher was Liane Moura, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at iMed.ULisboa (Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Lisbon) and member of BioNanoScience group. Liane is focused on the development of nanovaccines and characterization of the immune modulatory effect in melanoma and breast cancer mouse models, and the possible application of DES as adjuvants in nanoparticle formation was discussed.

DES in the paper industry

Des.solve was present in the Technology Session of ProviDES project, in the ambit of the conference Paper and Beyond. The event occured in Solvay Library, in Brussels, at October 17th.


1st International Meeting on Deep Eutectic Solvents

The 1st International Meeting on Deep Eutectic Solvents will occur in Lisbon next year, from 24 to 27 June.


Visit to L'Oréal facilities

The team of Des.solve visited the facilities of our industry partner L'Oréal, where Ana Rita Duarte  presented data about Deep Eutectic Systems and new applications were discussed.

Des.solve in the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool, UK

Scientific work developed in the scope of project Des.solve was presented in the 7th EuCheMS by Filipa Santos

NADES in Science Trends

Science Trends discloses the use of NADES as effective cryopreservation systems for tissues and organs. Take a look at the article here: