Electrospun conducting hydrogel nanomaterials for neural tissue engineering
PI: Filippo Pierini
Funding agency: Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)
Programme: FIRST TEAM
Grant period: 01th February 2019 - 31th January 2022
Neurological diseases, disorders and injuries have always been among the challenges faced by humanity. Due to the increase in average life expectancy during the past century, the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease and dementia) has also increased.
The aim of this research project is to develop bioactive nanomaterial for neural tissue engineering. The development of the biocompatible implantable nanomaterial will bring enormous advantages to patients and will open up great opportunities for innovative and advanced medical applications. The biomaterials will be studied with all the necessary methods to prove their outstanding properties and allow the needed miniaturization necessary for the emerging biomedical applications.