The first HyMedPoly Open Science workshop was held at Politecnico di Torino in February 2016. After an introduction to the project from Prof. Gianluca Ciardelli, a full room heard three excellent presentations on biodegradable polymers synthesis and functionalisation. Building on the success of this first event, HyMedPoly plans further open meetings – watch here for details.
- Chemical Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers (download)
Prof. Paola Petrini, Politecnico di Milano (I)
A review of biodegradable polymers and the features affecting their properties, which focuses on the chemical synthesis of biodegradable polyesters and polyurethanes.
- Bacterial Synthesis of Polymers (download)
Prof. Ipsita Roy, University of Westminster (UK)
A review of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), which are an emerging class of biodegradable and biocompatible polymers of natural origin with huge potential in biomedical applications. PHAs are currently being produced using Gram negative bacteria for potential use in hard and soft tissue engineering, drug delivery, wound healing, stent and nerve conduit development.
- Polymer Surface Functionalisation (download)
Prof. Pietro Favia, Università di Bari (I)
A review of the use of plasmas in life sciences, particularly surface modification plasma processes for biomaterials, highlighting applications through selected examples of plasma processing of scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, nano/bio composite PE-CVD coatings and free standing PE CVD coatings “NanoFilms”.