The Tissue Electronics laboratory at the CABHC-Naples bridges bioelectronics with tissue engineering. Our focus is the investigation of the interaction between nanofabricated chip-based solutions and electroactive biomaterials with tissue-like architectures.
Research activities of the Tissue Electronics laboratory can be divided into two broad research areas, aiming mainly to use electrical active materials for stimulating cells for biomedical applications.
Electrophysiology of 3D cellular architectures We are interested in interface nanofabricated recording/stimulating planar and 3D devices (multi electrode arrays, CMOS) to complex 3D cellular architectures (scaffold-based, neurospheres) of neuronal and cardiac cells. In particular, we are aiming to couple neuronal with epithelial architectures and investigate the potential innervation outgrowth phenomenon.
Photovoltaic biomaterials development for skin regeneration We aim to create a 3D biocompatible and flexible photovoltaic nanopillar-based platform which will be able of gaining a very close contact to the cellular environment and optimize photocurrent stimulation for fibroblasts and keratinocytes proliferation in well-ordered assemblies (3D tissue-like).
- Neuroplasmonics, IIT-Genova (Dr. Francesco De Angelis), ITA
- Flexible neuromorphic electronics, Stanford University (Prof. Alberto Salleo), USA
- Nano-biointerfaces, Stanford University (Prof. Bianxiao Cui), USA
- Neuronal modelling, Stevens Institute of Technology (Prof. Mehmet Kurt), USA
- Organic Electronics, Eindhoven University of Technology (Prof. Yoeri van de Burgt), NDL