PBS - Polymères, biopolymères, surfaces
The PBS laboratory is a joint research unit (UMR 6270) recognized and backed by both the CNRS, the University of Rouen Normandie, and the INSA Rouen Normandie.This laboratory is integrated into the Doctoral School of chemistry and into the Norman Interest Network in biomedicine and chemistry.
- High performance Polymers
- Adaptive and/or smart polymers/li>
- Polymers from agricultural resources
Know-how and expertise
Researches of high performance polymers, suitable for extreme environmental conditions and exhibiting some specific properties. Development of strategies of macro- molecular chemistry, coupled or not with physical, physi- co-chemical and biological approaches.
Plastics are part of the every day world and they are used in di erent industrial sectors. The depletion of oil resources worldwide and ecological considerations o er real oppor- tunities for bioplastics. PBS explore new for the synthesis routes for polymers from agricultural resources.
The adaptive polymers (also named smart polymers) have to possess some properties necessary to the targeted ap- plication, and surface appropriate properties for interaction with the environment they are in. To modulate the cellular proliferation, i.e. inhibit, favor or orientate it, to vector, are important challenges for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, which PBS aims to take up.
Total carbon and nitrogen analyzer ; dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) ; thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) ; laser particle analyzer with zeta-potential module ; size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and Flow Field Flow Fractionation (F4) coupled to multiangle laser scattering (MALLS) ; ellipsometer with waveguide modes ; fluorescence spectroscopy ; surface plasmon spectroscopy (SPS) with contact angle module ; plastics processing : extru- ders, blow molders, mixer for nanofillers, granulator, injection machine, presses ; mechanical testing devices ; quartz crystal microbalances for sorption measurements ; atomic force (AFM)and Brewster angle (BAM) microscopies ; water and gas per- meameters ; rheometers ; viscosimeters ; triple detection gel permeation chromatography (GPC) ; modulated di erential scanning calorimetry (MDSC).
PISSARO, a national facility for proteomics
It is one of the 5 best national facilities in France, certified ISO. Its activities are in particular focused and the research on new biomarkers and new therapeutical targets..
A wide range of collaborations
PBS collaborates with several companies and countries all over the world: Arkema, Bayer, Carmat, EDF, L’Oréal... // England, Canada, Spain, United States, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Maghreb, Poland, Ukraine...