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.


NEWS / EVENTS

24/09/2014 Roberta Visone awarded for Best Master Thesis
We are proud to announce that CTE-Lab Master student Roberta Visone has been awarded with the Prize GNB Bressanone 2014 for the Best Master Thesis entitled “Development of a culture chamber for electr
18/12/2014 Congratulations to Simone Bersini for his PhD graduation!!!
01/11/2014 Simone Bersini will spend six months at the Khademhosseini Lab (MIT)
We are pleased to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Simone Bersini will spend six months at the Khademhosseini Lab (MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US).
25/10/2014 Marta Bottagisio starts her PhD!!!
We are happy to announce that Marta Bottagisio will soon start her PhD in Veterinary and Animal Science (University of Milan) as part of our research group!
04/10/2014 Mara Gilardi will spend six months at the Mechanobiology Lab (MIT)
We are happy to announce that CTE-Lab PhD student Mara Gilardi will spend six months at the Mechanobiology Lab headed by Prof. Roger D.

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