RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Prosilas in the Biomedical sector
Prosilas believes in the research and actively participate in different projects that can revolutionize current applications in the biomedical sector in the near future.
One of this study, carried out with the participation of the Modena University, Marche Polytechnic University, Paiva University and Turin Polytechnic, led to the creation of platforms (scaffold) for the increase of stem cells.
On the basis of this project, the research of a student of the University of Pavia has come to life, Dr. Maria Laura Gatto, who conceived and designed geometric structures that would allow controlled proliferation of cells.
The materials chosen for the realization of the scaffolds were Polycaprolaxtone(PCL) and Hydroxyapatite: these materials, in the microscopic matrix, simulate the structure of the human bone allowing not only the survival of the injected cells, but also allowing their reproduction.
Prosilas has developed its own know-how inherent in the processing of innovative polymers through internal testing, and has succeeded in producing these structures through Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) by changing the working parameters of the machineries. It was thus possible to process biocompatible and bio-resorbable materials.
The results achieved were very positive: the cell viability has reached values well above respect to what it was initially expected.
The success of this innovative technique opens new way: for example, it will be possible to regenerate organs and muscle tissues removed after invasive operations and it will also be possible to rebuilt bone elements.
Dr. Maria Laura Gatto is now continuing with her studies on the subject during her PhD and Prosilas will continue to support her in her experiments.
Further developments are planned in the next months, and all the updated data will be share as soon as they will be available.