“Researchers began to adopt the bottom-up approach instead of the old-fashioned top-down production of scaffolds for regenerative medicine and drug delivery. Nanotechnology allows for the design and synthesis of biomaterials at the molecular level, bringing to engineers the power to select multiple biological functions and tuned biomechanical properties for bioabsorbable bioprostheses hence designed for the specific pathology and, in the near future, customized for each patient. Nanostructured scaffolds, a turning point for tissue engineers, boosting the chances of success of stem cell transplants and of multiple drug delivery strategies will bring regenerative medicine to a new brilliant era.”

B.S., M.S. 2001, Polytechnic of Milan

Ph.D., 2005, Polytechnic of Milan

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Center for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering

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