During the three-years project RINOVATIS, the initial community of six partners grew up thank to the scouting activity of the Translational Medicine Living Lab and the research people. New connections have been locally established gathering a new larger group of stake-holders that have actively shown their interest towards the research themes in the field of translational medicine and tissue engineering becoming mentors and actors in the definition of new challenges and in the attainment of ambitious results.
• Laboratorio GHIMAS S.p.A. Dhitech, Lecce Custom made tissue regeneration
• DREAM, Spread Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research to Medicine, resulted from the collaboration of the most important public authority in the territory of Lecce, i.e. ‘Università del Salento e ASL/LE
• Local clinics
• Prof. A. Crovace (Veterinary Surgery Section in the Department of emergency and organ transplant (d.e.t.o.), of Università degli studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”) Regeneration of the osteochondral tissue, tendon tissue and meniscal tissue; In vivo validation.
In the italian and international territories, pre-existing collaborations have been consolidated as they are able to support the development of innovative solutions in the field of regenerative medicine and advanced therapy as well as to contribute in the realization of smart biomaterials, as indicated:
• Prof. L. Ambrosio (Chemical Science & Materials Technology Department (DSCTM) of CNR, Napoli): Scaffold e polymeric Hydrogels; development of innovative material with antibacterial properties for biomedical applications
• Prof. Giuseppe Peretti, Dott. Celeste Scotti (Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano): Regeneration of the osteochondral, tendon and meniscal tissues
• Prof. G. Martino (Institute of Experimental Neurology, Ospedale S. Raffaele di Milano): Scaffold for the regeneration of central and peripheral nervous system; in vitro and in vivo validation of novel therapeutic approaches in cancer therapy
• Prof. Concetto Puglisi (Instite for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) of CNR) and Prof. Nicola Cioffi (Department of Chemistry of Università degli studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”): Development of silver-based antibacterial treatments
• Prof. Giancarlo Pennati, Prof. Francesco Migliavacca, Prof. Gabriele Dubini(Department of Stuctural Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, Milano): Development od computational models for studying the mechanical properties of biological tissues.
• Prof. I. V. Yannas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, Department of Mechanical Engineering): Scaffold for regenerating central and peripheral nervous system
• Prof. M. Spector (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, USA): Scaffold for regenerating central and peripheral nervous system
• Prof. M. Schwartz (Weizmann Institute, Israele): Scaffold for regenerating central and peripheral nervous system; polymeric microspheres for the central nervous system
• Dr. M. Santin (University of Brighton, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences): Development on antibacterial biometerial for the field of wound dressing; Device for the controlled release of bioactive molecules
• Dr. I. Cooper (University of Brighton, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences): Development and characterization of biomedical devices with antimicrobial and antifungal properties