Nora Ventosa's Publications


  • Pulling lipid tubes from supported bilayers unveils the underlying substrate contribution to the membrane mechanics.
    Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 14763.
    B. Gumí-Audenis, L. Costa, L. Ferrer-Tasies, I. Ratera, N. Ventosa, F. Sanza, and M. I. Giannotti.
  • Highly Stable and Red‐Emitting Nanovesicles Incorporating Lipophilic Diketopyrrolopyrroles for Cell Imaging.
    Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 1 – 8. 
    A. Ardizzone, D. Blasi, D. Vona, A. Rosspeintner, A. Punzi, E. Altamura, N. Grimaldi, S. Sala, E. Vauthey, G. M. Farinola, I. Ratera, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana.
  • Nanostructuring Lipophilic Dyes in Water Using Stable Vesicles, Quatsomes, as Scaffolds and Their Use as Probes for Bioimaging.
    SMALL, 14, 16, 1703851, 2018.
    Ardizzone, A; Kurhuzenkau, S; Illa-Tuset, S; Faraudo, J; Bondar, M; Hagan, D; Van Stryland, EW; Painelli, A; Sissa, C; Feiner, N; Albertazzi, L; Veciana, J.; Ventosa, N.


  • Fluorenyl-Loaded Quatsome Nanostructured Fluorescent Probes
    Acs Omega  2,   8,  4112-4122
    Liu, XL; Ardizzone, A; Sui, BL; Anzola, M; Ventosa, N; Liu, TH; Veciana, J; Belfield, KD

  • Benznidazole Nanoformulates: A Chance to Improve Therapeutics for Chagas Disease.
    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene DOI:10.4269/ajtmh.17-0044
    Vinuesa, Teresa; Herraez, Rocio; Oliver, Laura; Elizondo, Elisa; Acarregui, Argia; Esquisabel, Amaia; Pedraz, Jose Luis; Ventosa, Nora; Veciana, Jaume; Vinas, Miguel

  • Pressure-Responsive, Surfactant-Free CO2-Based Nanostructured Fluids.
    ACS nano, Vol 11, Núm 11, Pág 10774-10784. 
    Grimaldi, N.; Rojas, P.E.; Stehle, S.; Cordoba, A.; Schweins, R.; Sala, S.; Luelsdorf, S.; Pina, D.; Veciana, J.; Faraudo, J.; Triolo, A.; Braeuer, A. S.; Ventosa, N.

  • Highly Fluorescent Silicon Nanocrystals Stabilized in Water Using Quatsomes
    LANGMUIR Volumen: 33, 50, 14366-14377. DEC 19 2017. DOI 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03539
    Silbaugh, DA; Ferrer-Tasies, L; Faraudo, J.; Veciana, J.; Ventosa, N.; Korgel, BA


  • Lipid-based nanovesicles for nanomedicine.
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 6520.
    N. Grimaldi, F. Andrade, N. Segovia, L. Ferrer-Tasies, S. Sala, J. Veciana and N. Ventosa.

  • 1,2,3-Triazole–Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivatives with Tunable Solubility and Intermolecular Interactions.
    EurJoc, Volume 2016, Issue 15, May 2016, Pages 2617–2627
    Angela Punzi, Eliana Maiorano, Francesca Nicoletta, Davide Blasi, Antonio Ardizzone, Nora Ventosa, Imma Ratera, Jaume Veciana* and Gianluca Maria Farinola.


  • Particle engineering with CO2-expanded solvents: the DELOS platform.
    Advances in Organic Crystal Chemistry: Comprehensive Reviews 2015, chapter 5, pp 73 - 94.
    Paula E. Rojas, Santi Sala, Elisa Elizondo, Jaume Veciana, Nora Ventosa.

  • Methods for characterization of protein aggregates.
    Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 2015, 1258, 387-401.
    W. Tatkiewicz, E. Elizondo, E. Moreno, C. Diez-Gil, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, I. Ratera. Book Chapter.


  • Surfactant-free CO2-based microemulsion-like systems.
    Chemical Communications 2014, 50 (60) 8215-8218.
    R. F. Hankel, P.E. Rojas, M. Cano-Sarabia, S. Sala, J. Veciana, A. Braeuer, N. Ventosa.

  • A New Microcrystalline Phytosterol Polymorph Generated Using CO2‑Expanded Solvents.
    Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 58−68.
    E. Moreno-Calvo, F. Temelli, A. Cordoba, N. Masciocchi, J. Veciana, N. Ventosa.

  • Methods for Characterization of Protein Aggregates.
    Insoluble Proteins. Methods and Protocols. pp. 387-402. Springer Protocols. Humana Press. 2015. ISBN 978-1-4939-2204-8.
    W. Tatkiewicz, E. Elizondo, Ev. Moreno, C. Díez-Gil, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, and I. Ratera.

  • Surfactant-free CO2-based microemulsion-like systems.
    Chemical Communications 2014, 50 (60) 8215-8218.
    R. F. Hankel, P.E. Rojas, M. Cano-Sarabia, S. Sala, J. Veciana, A. Braeuer, N. Ventosa.


  • Two-dimensional microscale engineering of protein-based nanoparticles for cell guidance.
    ACS nano 2013, 7, 6, 4774-84.
    W. I. Tatkiewicz, J. Seras-Franzoso, E. Garcia-Fruitos, E. Vazquez, N. Ventosa, K. Peebo, I. Ratera, A. Villaverde, J. Veciana.

  • Supramolecular organization of protein-releasing functional amyloids solved in bacterial inclusion bodies.
    Acta Biomaterialia 2013, 9, 6134–6142.
    O. Cano-Garrido, E. Rodriguez-Carmona, C. Diez-Gil, E. Vazquez, E. Elizondo, R. Cubarsi, J. Seras-Franzoso, J.L. Corchero, U. Rinas, I. Ratera, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, A. Villaverde, E. Garcia-Fruitos.

  • Hydrophobic Gentamicin-Loaded Nanoparticles Are Effective against Brucella melitensis Infection in Mice.
    Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 2013, 57, 7, 3326-33.
    E. Imbuluzqueta, C. Gamazo, H. Lana, M.A. Campanero, D. Salas, A.G. Gil, E. Elizondo, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, M.J. Blanco-Prieto.

  • Micro- and nanoformulation of APIs using CO2 expanded solvents.
    Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today, 2013, 31, 6, 6-10.
    S. Sala, E. Elizondo, E. Moreno-Calvo, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana.

  • Functionalization of 3D scaffolds with protein-releasing biomaterials for intracellular delivery.
    Journal of Controlled Release 2013, 171, 63–72.
    J. Seras-Franzoso, C. Steurer, M. Roldán, M. Vendrell, C. Vidaurre-Agut, A. Tarruella, L. Saldaña, N. Vilaboa, M. Parera, E. Elizondo, I. Ratera, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, A. J. Campillo-Fernández, E. García-Fruitós, E. Vázquez, A. Villaverde.

  • Quatsomes: Vesicles Formed by Self-Assembly of Sterols and Quaternary Ammonium Surfactants.
    Langmuir 2013, 29, 6519−6528.
    L. Ferrer-Tasies, E. Moreno, M. Cano-Sarabia, M. Aguilella-Arzo, A. Angelova, S. Lesieur, S. Ricart, J. Faraudo, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana.

  • Multifunctional Nanovesicle-Bioactive Conjugates Prepared by a One-Step Scalable Method Using CO2‑Expanded Solvents.
    Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 3766−3774.
    I. Cabrera, E. Elizondo, O. Esteban, J. L. Corchero, M. Melgarejo, D. Pulido, A. Córdoba, E. Moreno, U. Unzueta, E. Vazquez, I. Abasolo, S. Schwartz, Jr., A. Villaverde, F. Albericio, M. Royo, M. F. García-Parajo, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana.


  • Supramolecular organization of protein-releasing functional amyloids solved in bacterial inclusion bodies.
    Acta Biomater. 2012, S1742-7061(12)00583-1.
    Cano-Garrido O, Rodríguez-Carmona E, Díez-Gil C, Vázquez E, Elizondo E, Cubarsi R, Seras-Franzoso J, Corchero JL, Rinas U, Ratera I, Ventosa N, Veciana J, Villaverde A, García-Fruitós E.

  • Crystallization of Microparticulate Pure Polymorphs of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Using CO2-Expanded Solvents.
    Cryst. Growth Des. 2012, 12, 1717−1726.
    S. Sala, A. Córdoba, E. Moreno-Calvo, E. Elizondo, M. Muntó, P. E. Rojas, M. À. Larrayoz, N. Ventosa, and J. Veciana.

  • Influence of the Preparation Route on the Supramolecular Organization of Lipids in a Vesicular System.
    J. Am. Chem.Soc. 2012, 134, 1918−1921.
    E. Elizondo, J. Larsen, Nikos S. Hatzakis, I. Cabrera, T. Bjørnholm, J. Veciana, D. Stamou, and N. Ventosa.

  • Cellular pharmacokinetics and intracellular activity against Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus of chemically modified and nanoencapsulated gentamicin.
    J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012, 67(9) 2158-2164.
    E. Imbuluzqueta, S. Lemaire, C. Gamazo, E. Elizondo, N. Ventosa, J. Veciana, F. Van Bambeke, M. J. Blanco-Prieto

  • Phase behavior of phytosterols and cholesterol in carbon dioxide-expanded ethanol.
    J. of Supercritical Fluids 2012, 63, 59– 68.
    F. Temelli, A. Córdoba, E. Elizondo, M. Cano-Sarabia, J. Veciana, N. Ventosa.

  • Nanostructuring molecular materials as particles and vesicles for drug delivery, using compressed and supercritical fluids.
    Nanomedicine 2012, 7(9), 1391–1408 (review).
    Elisa Elizondo, Jaume Veciana, Nora Ventosa.