Sistema Nacional de Evaluación Toxicológica de Nanomateriales

In this web page you can find information on the laboratories network that are members of SINANOTOX. You can ask for a toxicological evaluation of nanomaterials in any of these laboratories performing different assays with different biological models.

Sistema nacional de evaluación toxológica de nanomateriales

who are we?

The National System for Toxicological Evaluation of Materials (SINANOTOX) is conformed by a network of ten laboratories of toxicological evaluation specialized in nanomaterials. The laboratories belong to Universities and research centers nationally and internationally recognized. They have the infrastructure, equipment and highly trained personnel to perform toxicological studies on different biological models. The involved institutions are: the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM), Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP), Guanajuato University (UG) and the Center for Research and Assistance in Technology and Design of the State of Jalisco (CIATEJ).

Customers of SINANOTOX are mainly the industrial sector, governmental institutions and academia. Most of SINANOTOX services are focused to the industrial companies that produce or commercialize products based in nanotechnology. Also, services are provided to governmental institutions requiring information on the toxicity of nanomaterials to establish the legislation. SINANOTOX also perform toxicological evaluations for academic and research institutions that are producing new nanomaterials.

MISSION

The main goal of SINANOTOX is to determine the associated risk of the development and use of nanomaterials. The model for evaluation of alternative risk is applied, including the identification and characterization of the material, followed by the handling steps and risk communication, in order to take decisions for the design and commercialization of products based in nanotechnology.

SINANOTOX uses the complementary facilities, expertise and highly trained scientist to make an evaluation of the innocuousness or level of toxicity of new products based in nanotechnology.

how we work?

Each member of SINANOTOX is a specialized laboratory in the toxicological evaluation of nanomaterials using one of the biological systems. These biological systems include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, zebra fish, mice, and cell and tissues cultures.

The customers can access the system and select the kind and number of desired assays. Also, they can directly contact any of the ten laboratories through the country: Mexico City, Monterrey, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Queretaro, San Luis Potosí, Saltillo and Ensenada. The results will be available for the customers in the web platform of SINANOTOX.

SERVICES

SAMPLES


Here, you can find a non-exhaustive list of the kind of nanomaterials that could be evaluated. For special materials please contact us.

analysis

Here, you can find the list of available toxicological evaluations with the different biological models, and also a brief description of the evaluation protocols.

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laboratories network

SINANOTOX is a network of 10 laboratories belong to Universities and research centers nationally and internationally recognized. The have the infrastructure, equipment and highly trained personnel to perform toxicological studies on different biological models.

The involved institutions are: the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Technological Institute of Monterrey (ITESM), Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP), Guanajuato University (UG) and the Center for Research and Assistance in Technology and Design of the State of Jalisco (CIATEJ).

sinanotox laboratories network

Dr. Alejandro Huerta

Laboratorio de Bionanotecnología y Microbiología. Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. >>Learn More

Dr. Carmen González

Laboratorio de Fisiología Celular. Centro de Investigación en Biomedicina y Salud, Universidad San Luis Potosí.
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Dr. Denhi Schnabel Peraza

Laboratorio de Genética del Desarrollo de Pez Cebra. Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
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Dr. Fabián Fernández

Laboratorio de Interacciones Planta-Medioambiente. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados, Instituto Politécnico Nacional. >>Learn More

Dr. Felipe Padilla

Departamento de Biología. División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad de Guanajuato.
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Dr. Karla Juarez

Cell Culture and Nanotoxicological Evaluations Lab. Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. >>Learn More

Dr. Rosa Navarro

Laboratorio 206 Sur. Departamento de Biología del Desarrollo. Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. >>Learn More

Dr. Zaira Yunuen García Carvajal

Unidad de Biotecnología Médica y Farmacéutica. Centro de Investigación y Asistencia en Tecnología y Diseño, Estado de Jalisco A.C. >>Learn More

CONTACT US

Sistema Nacional de Evaluación Toxológica de Nanomateriales

Email Address
sinanotox@cnyn.unam.mx

Address
Av. Manuel Nava # 6. Col. Universitaria. San Luis Potosi; SLP: Mexico. CP. 78210