Orthopedic infections

Orthopedic implants, prostheses, and open fractures are highly susceptible to infections and biofilm formation. These burdens require prompt prophylaxis and/or therapeutic approaches. To this end, we employ preclinical models of infection (e.g. femur fracture, intra-canal implantation) to test antimicrobial strategies for treatment and prevention of biofilm implant-related infections,.  by investigating new therapeutic or prophylaxis strategies, evaluating the host response to pathogens, and characterizing organisms related to implant infections. We employ imaging techniques, including micro-computed tomography, scanning electron microscopy, and confocal microscopy, to evaluate the biofilm deposition on tissues and orthopedic implants.


15/12/2010 Silvia Lopa starts her PhD!!!
We are happy to announce that Silvia Lopa will soon start her PhD in Biotechnology Applied to Medical Science (University of Milan) as part of our research group!
03/11/2010 Meet us at TeRM in Lattrop (18-19 Nov)!
01/09/2010 Meet us at TERMIS-AP in Sidney (15-17 Sep)!
01/06/2010 Meet us at TERMIS-EU 2010 in Galway (13-17 Jun)!
18/05/2010 Dr. Matteo Moretti wins the NASA Tech Brief Award
We are happy to announce that CTE-Lab PI Matteo Moretti, PhD, has been awarded with the NASA Tech Brief Award for the development of scientific and technical innovations