Bioinspired materials for regenerative medicine and drug delivery

Highly Interdisciplinary research is ongoing to develop pseudo-tissue constructs intended for regenerative medicine. Research aims at optimizing biomimetic and bioactive polymeric scaffolds for specific tissue engineering applications and drug delivery.

The Group’s expertise spans from artificial structure fabrication and characterization, mastering the electrospinning process and its great potential to produce scaffolds with tailored fibre arrangements, to a deep knowledge of polymeric material properties that helps selecting the most suitable polymeric material for a given tissue engineering application.

In particular a recognized expertise is available on:

  • materials: both natural and synthetic polymers, copolymers and blends, are currently used, the latter being either commercial or ‘ad hoc’ synthesized
  • scaffold and device fabrication technology through conventional techniques, electrospinning and 3D-bioprinting
  • material characterization and hydrolytic degradation experiments