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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:

Ana Rita C. Duarte is among the 25 "Emerging Investigators"

The Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data launched a Special Issue Emerging Investigators, which focuses on 25 researchers who will be defining the field of chemical thermodynamics over the coming decades.

August scientific events

Next August 2018, Des.solve will be present in some scientific events, such as the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress (Liverpool, UK), the 10th EuCheMS Organic Division Young Investigators Workshop (Oxford, UK) and the BioBarriers 2018 (Saarbrücken, Germany).

1st International Meeting on Deep Eutectic Solvents

The Des.solve Research Group is organizing the 1st International Meeting on Deep Eutectic Solvents, which will occur in Lisbon next year, from 24 to 27 June. More information soon.