Researchers UCBM participate in the study with the Polish Academy of Sciences

27 September 2018 - Check the morphology of scaffolds (support structures) foringtissue engineering using electro-microfluidic techniques: this is what a study directed by Sapienza University of Rome and the Polish Academy of Sciences has demonstrated, in which researchers from the Research Unit participated. IngTissue and chemical engineering forIngengineering UCBM.

The results were recently published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials (IF 13.325). “In particular – he explains Alberto Rainer, Associate Professor of BioingIndustrial engineering - research has demonstrated the possibility of producing microsponges, i.e. microscopic sponges with dimensions varying between 300 and 1500 micrometres with uniform porosity, fully interconnected and with controlled architecture, through an innovative microfluidic forming process, assisted by an electric field" . 

By regulating the amplitude and frequency of the electrical impulses, the experimenters were able to modulate the structure of the microsponges to their liking. Systems produced with this technique have demonstrated superior characteristics as supports for 3D cell culture under dynamic conditions, and their use could extend to injectable supports for cell therapy.