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2015-06-19 Italy: Cellulosic Biopolymers for Multifunctional Microfibers by Microfluidic Chip Technology


 

Cellulosic Biopolymers for Multifunctional Microfibers by Microfluidic Chip Technology

Description of the project offered: 
A key aspect of tissue engineering is the development of scaffolds that support, stimulate and direct the growth of specific cells. Scaffolds in a fibrous form are potential appealing for tissue engineering since they can enable the guided cell growth, alignment and migration. Fibers can be fabricated to 3D woven or non-woven scaffold forms in sheet and tubular structure. These scaffolds are generally fabricated from polymeric biomaterials such as chitosan, hyaluronic acid, silk, alginate, collagen, or synthetic biodegradable polymers.
Very few examples, if none, are available for microfibers produced with cellulosic biopolymers.
In this respect we propose the use of microfluidic techniques for the production of cellulosic microfibers.
The polymers and methodology could provide new routes for in situ fabrication of micro/nanofibers.
Project proposer:   
Claudio Nastruzzi (Italy)
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  BIO BASED INDUSTRIES PPP 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-1-1


Description of the collaboration sought: 
I am looking for research centres or SME involved in the extraction and chemical or physical modifications of cellulosic based materials that with to add an extra value to their products, working together to define different class of polymers and low molecular weight compounds modified from cellulose to be applied to the production of nano and microfibers. 
Expertise sought: Scientific research, Innovation. Technology transfer, Water resource management, Food, Agriculture, Veterinary and animal sciences, Medical biotechnology, Life sciences, Biotechnology, Medicine. Health, Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, Materials technology, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, Project coordinator, 
Organisation types sought: Research, Education, Industry, Technology transfer, 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, 

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