Material innovation

Theralight: Lightwave technologies for theranostics of tumors

Thermal Ablation (TA) is a class of interventional techniques that deploy electromagnetic energy sources to treat malignant diseases by inducing thermal damage and, eventually, coagulation necrosis in tissues. Among similar techniques, laser thermal ablation (LTA) stands out as particularly promising. The main limitations of LTA, however, are the restricted dimensions of the area ablated with …

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BE SEI: Wiseair

The SEI Bioengineering project was born from a clear challenge: to find an application on the market of an innovative technology studied within the IIT, the microbial fuel cell (MFC). Microbial Fuel Cell is an electrochemical system able to generate electricity from the oxidation of organic matter present into natural environments, such as in particular …

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[kitCHUN]: Intelligent kitchen for aging people home

Dementia is considered to be the fastest-growing major disease in China. Currently, there are more than 9 million diagnosed cases. The kitchen, being one of the most dangerous places in the house, can be off-limits for PwD. The project [kitCHUN] deals with providing PwD and the elderly with smart kitchen products that can improve their …

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BioFluor: Intelligent Diagnostic Tools and Smart Drug Delivery: Biomedical Applications of Fluorinated Fluids

The unique properties of fluorocarbons have triggered numerous biomedical applications of these compounds. This project will focus on the preparation and use of fluorocarbon-based diagnostic agents. Design, synthesis, biomedical applications, and sustainability evaluations will be considered as key issues for the development of new interesting products. In particular, “ultraparamagnetic” nanoparticles based on liquid perfluorocarbon emulsions …

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EPD: for Building sector

In the near future, several industrial sectors will have to face the challenge of reducing air, water and soil pollutions, decreasing environmental damage: the construction industry could play a key role in sustainable development. Nowadays, designers have to select materials and technical solutions with low energy consumption and resource depletion. Internationally recognised LCA – Life …

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INTI: Impact of Nanotechnologies on Textile Industry

The goal of the project was to explore the opportunities offered, by nanotechnologies, to the textile industry, and of the innovations in process plants and industrial organization which are needed to take full advantage of these opportunities. Consistently with the main focus of ASP projects, and with the initial lack of a specific industrial demand, …

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F.L.A.G. – Future of Lenses and Glasses

The sponsoring company Luxottica suggested two separate streams of research: developing new products or improving the current production process located in Lauriano (To). Thinking about such broad themes as emerging technologies, product features, changes in society at large and consumers’ behaviour was required. Research on the improvement of the current production process led students to …

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Home Textile for Tomorrow

Home Textile for Tomorrow is a project whose objective is the development of potential scenarios in terms of products, markets, features desired and technologies which are related to the home of tomorrow as well their validation through strategies and actions linked to textile industry needs; these products and technologies would be developed in cooperation with …

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ViChem: New mathematical molecular descriptors in drug design and risk assessment

ViChem investigates the mathematical side of chemistry to provide tools for discovery and analysis, in addition to integrating these within the new stream of e-science. In fact, the mission of this project is to find new opportunities for improving everyday life through scientific results. ViChem is sponsored by the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research. …

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