Focus

Cell-material interaction: biological evaluations

Evaluation of the biocompatibility and biofunctionality of novel biomaterials for regenerative medicine after trauma or degenerative diseases (e.g. osteoarthritis, osteoporosis). The in vitro studies investigate cytotoxicity, biocompatibility, biofunctionality, bioactivity of biological and synthetic materials. A novel research topic is dedicated to magnetic materials, using innovative magnetic nanoparticles HA-based (patented by our lab) we can magnetize cells and guide them in a specific site with an external magnetic field. Moreover these particles could be employed for controlled drug-delivery system.