Enhanced human body response to implants

UPM researchers have developed a new surface treatment that, applied to biomaterials, will allow us to reduce the implant rejection by our body. This will extend the prosthesis life and thus increase the quality of life of patients.


WILD CARD: the €4 million initiative of EIT Health to transform European healthcare

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, through its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programmes, UPM_innovatech and actúaupm, is one of the 15 Europe’s top organizations selected to participate in this initiative.


Towards an early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease from the speech

The study of new non-invasive biomarkers able to identify the Parkinson’s disease from the speech of patients is the joint work carried out by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University.


Successful simulation of a real-time migraine prediction system

UPM researchers, in collaboration with UCM and Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, have successfully simulated a system that alert patients to an incoming migraine crisis in real time. According to the simulation results, the reliability of this system is over 75%


A new affordable and easy-to-use technology for dry eye diagnosis

UPM researchers have developed an optical biosensor with an easy, fast and affordable method of read-out that allows the in vitro detection of a biological material. The results obtained are promising for the diagnosis of dry eye diseases.


New approach to share clinico-genomic data

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have developed a new tool that provides standard and shared clinico-genomic data among European healthcare institutions.


New perspective in cystic fibrosis lung microbiota

For the first time, researchers have found the presence of predator bacteria in the microbiota of cystic fibrosis patients. There are researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid among the authors of this finding.


Delaying the effects of aging through safe hormonal therapy

A group of researchers from diverse Spanish public entities, including UPM, has developed the bases of a new model to better classify patients when it comes to prescribing anabolic hormone supplementation.


Nanoparticle aggregates for destruction of cancer cells

An international team in which a UPM researcher is involved has shown that it is possible to mechanically destroy cancer cells by rotating magnetic nanoparticles attached to them in elongated aggregates.


Biomaterials for the regeneration of bone and cartilage tissues from apple waste

Researchers from UPM and CSIC have employed waste from the agri-food industry to develop biomaterials that are able to act as matrices to regenerate bone and cartilage tissues, which is of great interest for the treatment of diseases related to aging.


Advances in models for early prediction of crises in chronic diseases

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid have developed a methodology early prediction of crises in chronic diseases, such as migraines.


Researchers produce artificial spider silk by mimicking the procedure of spiders

An international scientific team in which UPM researchers are involved has developed a bioinspired method that for the first time will allow researchers to spin artificial silk fibers as spiders do and to efficiently produce kilometers of silk.


Biomaterials of the future will modulate the reaction of the organism to the implant

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica have developed an innovative procedure that may significantly improve the therapeutic capacity of implants.


A step forward searching for an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Universidad Politécnica have developed an innovative procedure that may significantly improve the therapeutic capacity of implants.


High-definition imaging to improve early diagnosis of cancer

UPM researchers are involved in a European network to develop an endoscopic scanner for early detection of certain types of cancers that have a high mortality rate today.


Using virtual users to develop accessible ICT-based applications

A tool developed by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid allows us to assess usability during the design and testing process of accessible ICT-based applications.


Videogames against malaria: learn through playing

A Malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation.


Exoaural hearing aid, a customizable listening system

Researchers from UPM have developed an audio device that allows each person to listen accurately, regardless of the audio reproduction system used.


SONRÍE, a helpful tool for orofacial rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy

Researchers from UPM and URJC have created a platform made up of diverse games that will allow children with neurological disorders to rehabilitate orofacial disorders.


Ultrasound-based therapy for cardiac stem cells recovery

Researchers at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are involved in a research project that shows the improvements of functional properties of cardiac stem cells through ultrasounds treatments.


Robotics exoskeleton for shoulder rehabilitation

UPM Researchers have designed an intelligent robotic system that can improve the recovery of patients with shoulder injuries, a disease that causes a high rate of sick leave.


Computer vision techniques for laparoscopic surgery training

A team of European researchers, including an UPM group, is currently working on the development of training technologies and surgical evaluation based on laparoscopic videos assessments.