Laboratory of Production and Characterization of Biomaterials from Macro to Nanoscale

Research topics:

Advanced Materials – Green Chemistry – Life Sciences



Cardiac patch, Smart micro-nanoparticles, Drug targeting, Molecularly imprinting polymers

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The laboratory is based at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engeneering of the University of Pisa

Production and physico-chemical, mechanical and functional characterization of polymeric materials in the field of tissue engineering, nanotechnology, drug delivery, molecular imprinting:

– Biodegradable, micro-structured and multifunctional polymer scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering

– Development of intelligent nanoparticles for drug targeting towards cancer cells

– Imprinted polymeric materials for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

– Bioartificial water-induced shape memory polymeric materials for the anastomosis of human hollow organs

– Smart integrated micro-nanosystems for an efficient cystic fibrosis inflammation control

– Study on inorganic nanoparticle-cell interaction for the evaluation of impact and biosafety of nanomaterials

– Novel polymeric materials as coatings for soft tissue implant  

– Industrialization of cardiac patch prototype


High Performance Liquid Chromatography, HPLC and GPC (detectors: UV, RI, fluorometer)

Dynamic light scattering (DLS), Zetasizer Malvern nano ZS9

Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Spectrum Spotlight Imaging System Perkin Elmer

Dynamic mechanical analysis DMA8000 Perkin Elmer

Rotational rheometer Kinexus Pro Malvern