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FIRB 2010 “Futuro in Ricerca” Bioartificial materials and biomimetic scaffolds for a stem cells-based therapy for myocardial regeneration Project objectives The project aims at developing bioactive scaffolds populated by cardiac progenitor cells for the regeneration of infarcted myocardial tissue. Firstly, scaffolds are based on biomimetic materials containing bioactive ...

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Cells-on-chip models for integrated therapies based on immunotherapy through macrophage polarization: overcoming resistance to conventional treatments for stem compartments in larger cell lung cancers Project objectives The most recent findings indicate the tumor stem cell compartment as the main reason for progression and drug resistance in lung cancer. In particular, it emerges th...
Study of cancer stem cells / immune system interaction: innovative cells-on-chip approaches Project objectives The project aims to clarify the mechanisms of immune response to cancer stem cells, allowing for knowledge advancement in an area of ​​extreme importance for the outcome of cancer therapies through the development of "cells on chip" technologies that mimic the...
Cells-on-chip technologies for the study of the endocannabinoid system in an in vitro model of tumor / immune system interaction Project objectives The project aims to develop advanced models for the in vitro study of cellular interactions, using 3D co-culture technologies within microfluidic devices. In particular, on-chip technologies are applied to a model of cancer stem cells co...