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Multiscale Fabrication of Functional Materials for Regenerative Medicine

  • Nominated by the University of Bologna for a Springer Theses Prize

  • These results inspire the exploitation of unconventional fabrication techniques

  • Contribution to our understanding of cell-cell and cell-environment interactions


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michele Bianchi
    Pages 1-6
  3. Michele Bianchi
    Pages 7-29
  4. Michele Bianchi
    Pages 59-71
  5. Michele Bianchi
    Pages 73-90
  6. Michele Bianchi
    Pages 91-92

About this book


Regenerative medicine demands new concepts and fabrication tools to improve our common knowledge about cell-cell and cell-environment interactions. In this work, Michele Bianchi  shows that different kinds of signals, such as chemical, topographical, and electrical signals,  can be arranged in a highly-controlled way. Furthermore, Michele uses scale lengths ranging from several micrometers to a few nanometers, through the employment of unconventional fabrication techniques. For each signal, Michele chose properly designed materials and fabrication methods. The external signals are capable of controlling cell adhesion and growth, opening the way for a systematic investigation of the environmental features affecting cell behaviour.


Conclusions Control of Neural Cell Adhesion on 3D-SWCNT Lithographically Controlled Etching (Appendix) Multiscale Patterning of TiO2 for Cell Growth Control Nanotechnologies and Nanofabrication Regenerative Medicine Stable-Non Covalent Functionalization of Teflon-AF

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Institute of Nanostructured MaterialsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

About the authors

Dr. Michele Bianchi
University of Bologna
CNR-Institute of Nanostructured Materials (ISMN)

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