Chiara Arrigoni

Chiara Arrigoni
Post doctoral fellow

Chiara Arrigoni is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute (Milan - Italy) since November 2010. She graduated in Biomedical Engineering in June 2002, with a thesis on the optimization of a pulsatile bioreactor for the mechanical stimulation of tissue engineered blood vessels. She get the PhD in Bioengineering in May 2006 at the Politecnico di Milano, with a thesis entitled “A novel perfusion bioreactor for the culture of tissue engineered vessels based on hyaluronic acid and smooth muscle cells”. During her doctoral studies she worked at the Department of Bioengineering of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, where she stayed until 2009. Since november 2009 until November 2010 she worked at the European Insitute of Oncology (IEO) in the Data Management unit. Her main research activities are in the field of Tissue Engineering. As a Master Student she worked on a new protocol for the culture and characterization of tissue engineered vascular constructs. During her PhD she continued her research on vascular tissue engineering, designing a novel perfusion bioreactor and culture vessels for the generation of vascular constructs based on hyaluronic acid scaffolds and vascular cells. Present research interests are the development and validation of automated bioreactors, with the aim to develop a device that can implement all the steps for engineered tissue production. In particular she is working on the characterization of OPB bioreactor seeding phase and on the implementation of methods for expanding cells within the bioreactor itself. She is also in charge of projects about the development of a vascularized bone tissue, based on a technique previously developed by a Japanese group, which actively participate in the project. Further projects are about the investigation of the mechanisms underlying bone metastasis formation in breast cancer, by means of 3D co-cultures between tumor cells and a bone like environment in vitro.


Phone: +39 02 6621 4061+39 02 6621 4061

Fax: +39 02 6621 4060

e-mail: mailto:chiara.arrigoni[at]grupposandonato[dot]it

Bioreactors for regenerative medicine products manufacturing, 3D vascularized in vitro bone models for both in vitro oncology studies and future clinical application as bone substitutes.

Ph.D, Politecnico of Milan, Bioengineering (2006) Master degree in Biomedical Engineering, Politecnico of Milan (2002) High school Scientific Graduate, GB Grassi Institute of Lecco (1996)


12/12/2016 Mara Gilardi awarded with a FIRC Foundation annual scholarship for Moores Cancer Center (San Diego, CA, USA)
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Mara Gilardi has been awarded with a scholarship from the FIRC Foundation to spend one year at the Moores Cancer Center (UC San Diego Health Science,
08/12/2016 Meet us at TERMIS-AM 11, 14 December 2016 San Diego, CA, USA
American Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016
13/05/2016 Meet us at TERMIS-EU 2016, 28 June - 1 July, 2016 Uppsala, Sweden
European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016
10/11/2015 Best Poster Award at Biofabrication 2015
We are proud to announce that the CTE-Lab, in collaboration with Yokohama National University, is the winner of the Best Poster Award of the Biofabrication Congress 2015 for the work “The surface desi
04/11/2015 Congratulations Simone Bersini!
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab Post-Doc Simone Bersini has been awarded with the GNB Alberto Mazzoldi Doctoral Prize for the PhD Thesis entitled “Engineered Micro and Macroscale Human 3D Vascul