Consortium

National Research Council of Italy

Team members

  • Luigi Ambrosio
  • Roberta Marzella
  • Maria Grazia Raucci
  • Alessandra Soriente
  • Giovanna Gomez d’Ayala
  • Alfredo Ronca
  • Michele Guerrini
  • Mariarosaria Bonetti
  • Giovanna Mancini
  • Cecilia Bombelli
  • Francesca Ceccacci
  • Massimo Quici

Expertise

  • Materials science and engineering
  • Biomaterials for tissue engineering and nanomedicine
  • Design and fabrication of polymer-based materials by advanced technologies for minimally invasive therapeutic approaches
  • In vitro cell-material interactions
  • Management of European and international projects.

Role

Design, synthesis and characterisation of synthetic/natural nanocomposite hydrogels as injectable formulations and as a coating for implants; development and investigations of bio-engineered injectable hydrogels.


ISB is involved in several national and international collaborations both at the academic and industrial levels, some of which in the framework of funded projects.

Expertise

  • Organic synthesis
  • Colloid chemistry
  • Liposome technology

Role

Design, synthesis and characterization of amphiphiles; development and characterization of liposomes designed as carriers of genetic material to be delivered to bacteria.


University of Eastern Piedmont

Team

  • Lia Rimondini
  • Diego Cotella
  • Andrea Cochis
  • Annalisa Chiocchetti
  • Francesca Boccafoschi
  • Giuseppe Cappellano
  • Marisa Gariglio
  • Anna Rapa
  • Giuseppina Cannatelli

Expertise

  • Development of dental and orthopaedic materials
  • Bacteria manipulation
  • Tissue engineering
  • Multi-omic analysis

Role

Production of BPs and DNA circuits, BPs embedding into hydrogels, advanced 3D cells/bacteria in vitro tests, multi-omic analyses


Ferentis

Team

  • Ruta Aldonyte 
  • Aneta Radzevič
  • Airina Mazėtytė-Godienė
  • Romuald Eimont 
  • Edvinas Orentas
  • Tadas Jelinskas
  • Vytautas Cėpla

Expertise

  • Coatings
  • Hydrogels
  • Development, production, and commercialization of biomimetic peptides
  • Peptide-based scaffolds

Role

Development of hydrogels-based implant coatings


Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

Team

  • Elisabeth Engel 
  • Marina Badia Fabregat 
  • Esther Gallardo Parga
  • Óscar Castaño 
  • Soledad Pérez-Amodio

Expertise

  • Natural and synthetic hydrogels
  • Mechanical characterization in static and dynamic conditions 
  • Development of new materials with angiogenic/osteogenic potential 

Role

Mechanical characterization of injectable hydrogels and studies on in vitro dynamics and biofilm stability.


AO Research Institute Davos

Team

  • Fintan Moriarty
  • Mauro Alini
  • Claudia Siverino
  • Nunzia Di Luise
  • Marco Chittò

Expertise

  • In vitro and in vivo microbiology

Role

In vitro microbiological testing, in vivo orthopaedic model development and pivotal study performance.


University of Liège

Team

  • France Lambert 
  • Sandy Anania
  • Damien Stevaert
  • Dorien Van Hede 

Expertise

  • Clinical regenerative biomaterials
  • Expertise in the field of regenerative dental biomaterials and oral implantology
  • Translating laboratory research into clinical applications

Role

Collaborate to the in vivo animal model – In vivo validation of bio-hydrogels generated within the project and medical guidance throughout the project.


In society

Team

  • Laura Martinelli
  • Paulina Piotrowicz 
  • Michela Candotti
  • Francesco Pascolo
  • Diogo Matias

Expertise

  • Research, innovation, and market deployment
  • Development of exploitation strategies and technologies roadmaps
  • Communication & dissemination strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement

Role

Management of innovation, communication, and dissemination, and planification of exploitation actions.