Its three campuses are located in the municipalities of Leganés, Colmenarejo and Getafe, all of them in the Community of Madrid. Its name refers to Charles III of Spain
The university is ranked as one of the best universities in Spain. The undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Law are ranked first, first and second respectively among those offered by public and private universities in Spain, and its Master and Ph.D. programs also rank top in the country. The Department of Economics is among the 50 best worldwide, and in the top 10 worldwide best in Econometrics.
Charles III University of Madrid research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Simulator aims at artificial intelligence behavior almost indistinguishable from people – October 28, 2015
- Device created for faster skin biopsies without anesthesia – May 14, 2015
- Researchers Develop a Magnetic Levitating Gear – December 1, 2014
- An intelligent vehicle that can detect pedestrians at nighttime – May 7, 2014
- New magnetic materials for extracting energy from tides
- A sensor detects salt on the road to avoid excess
- A Terahertz generator with the highest signal quality
- Intelligent glasses designed for professors
- A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent
- The costs of climate change can be mitigated if economic activity moves in response
- Researchers have created glasses that indicate obstacles to patients with visual handicaps
- Artificial Intelligence for Improving Team Sports
This research has recently been published in the electronic version of the scientific journal Biofabrication. In this article, the team of researchers has demonstrated, for the first time, that, using the new 3D printing technology, it is possible to produce proper human skin.
One of the authors, José Luis Jorcano, professor in UC3M’s department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering and head of the Mixed Unit CIEMAT/UC3M in Biomedical Engineering, points out that this skin “can be transplanted to patients or used in business settings to test chemical products, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products in quantities and with timetables and prices that are compatible with these uses.”
This new human skin is one of the first living human organs created using bioprinting to be introduced to the marketplace. It replicates the natural structure of the skin, with a first external layer, the epidermis with its stratum corneum, which acts as protection against the external environment, together with another thicker, deeper layer, the dermis. This last layer consists of fibroblasts that produce collagen, the protein that gives elasticity and mechanical strength to the skin.
Bioinks are key to 3D bioprinting, according to the experts. When creating skin, instead of cartridges and colored inks, injectors with biological components are used. In the words of Juan Francisco del Cañizo, of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón and Universidad Complutense de Madrid researcher. “Knowing how to mix the biological components, in what conditions to work with them so that the cells don’t deteriorate, and how to correctly deposit the product is critical to the system.” The act of depositing these bioinks, which are patented by CIEMAT and licensed by the BioDan Group, is controlled by a computer, which deposits them on a print bed in an orderly manner to then produce the skin.