Prof. Vittorio Colombo, Dr. Romolo Laurita and Dr. Eleonora Turrini will participate to the IWPCT 2018

The 5th International Workshop on Plasma for Cancer Treatment will be held in Greifswald, Germany, from the 20 to the 21 March 2018.

Prof. Vittorio Colombo, Dr. Romolo Laurita and Dr. Eleonora Turrini will participate bringing our contributions:

  • Non-thermal plasma as an innovative anticancer strategy on leukemia models (invited talk)
  • AlmaIDEA project: chemo-physical and biological mechanisms behind the anticancer activity of plasma activated liquids for the treatment of peritoneal carcinosis from primitive epithelial ovarian/tubal tumor (poster presentation)

Conference websitehttp://www.iwpct2018.org/index.html

INSPIRED project meeting held in San Sebastian, Spain

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Group photo from the M36 meeting of the project INSPIRED (INdustrial Scale Production of Innovative nanomateRials for printEd Devices), hosted in San Sebastian, Spain from the 28 to the 30 of November 2017.
More information about INSPIRED on the official website.

Prof. Vittorio Colombo, Dr. Matteo Gherardi and Dr. Romolo Laurita participated to the “NANOCONTACT conference: POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF PLASMA AND NANOMATERIALS 2017” in Brno, Czech Republic

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NANOCONTACT conference: POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF PLASMA AND NANOMATERIALS was held in Brno (Czech Republic) from 20 to 21 November 2018.
Prof. Vittorio Colombo and Dr. Matteo Gherardi partecipated bringing our contributions:
Endodontic and restorative dental treatments, disinfection
Cold atmospheric plasma processing of materials for biomedical and industrial applications
RF thermal plasmas (nanoparticle synthesis, process design and optimization, bio applications)
Cancer cell treatment and agricultural applications

Program of the conference: link 

Lecture by Cristina Paradisi was held during the 2017/18 course of “Industrial Applications of Plasmas”

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On November 17, 2017, Prof. Cristina Paradisi from the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, held the lecture “Plasmi atmosferici per trattamenti depurativi delle acque”.
We thank her for visiting our class and laboratories!

Lecture by Pietro Favia was held during the 2017/18 course of “Industrial Applications of Plasmas”

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On November 14, 2017, Prof. Pietro Favia from the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy, held the lecture “Low p surface modification plasma-processes of materials”.
We thank him for visiting our class!

Lecture by David Duday was held during the 2017/18 course of “Industrial Applications of Plasmas”

P_20171108_090613 On November 8, 2017, Dr. David Duday from LIST, Luxembourg, held the lecture “Cold atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of thin films for industrial applications”, during the 2017/18 course of “Industrial Applications of Plasmas”. The visit of Dr. Duday is organized by Dr. Gherardi.

We thank him for visiting our class and laboratories.

Grant ALMA IDEA 2017 – Senior !!!

IAP group is part of the team that won the grant ALMA IDEA 2017 – Senior, by the Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, with the project “Studio dei meccanismi d’azione chimico‐fisici e biologici alla base dell’attività antitumorale di liquidi attivati con gas plasma per il trattamento della carcinosi peritoneale da tumore epiteliale dell’ovaio/tuba/peritoneo primitivo”, focused on the investigation of PALs (Plasma Activated Liquids) as potential antitumor agent in the treatment of peritoneal carcinosis.

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The Principal Investigator of the project is Prof. Pierandrea De Iaco, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche (DIMEC), head of Oncologia Ginecologica (link) at the Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi (recent interview to Prof. De Iaco: link). Among the main participant of the project are also Prof. Giuseppe Gasparre (DIMEC) expert in mitochondrial genetics, with particular reference to mitochondrial metabolism in solid tumors, and Dr. Anna Myriam Perrone
experienced surgeon of Oncologia Ginecologica at the Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi.
The official list of the funded projects at the following link

 

The whole IAP group partecipated to the “Research@DIMSAI” event

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The event Research@DIMSAI was held in the Aula Magna of the School of Engineering and Architecture of Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna the 23 October 2017.
The student of PhD Course in Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Sciences (DIMSAI) where invited to present their research topic to other department members and to representatives from industrial companies.
Our PhD students contributed with their presentations:
Filippo Capelli (1st year) “Integrated design of atmospheric pressure non-equilibrium plasma sources for industrial and biomedical applications” (poster presentation)
Federica Barletta (1st year) “Design and optimization of processes assisted by plasma for the codeposition of biocomposite coatings for drug delivery” (poster presentation)
Tommaso Gallingani (1st year) “Physical and engineering design of optimized processes assisted by atmospheric non-equilibrium plasmas for surface modification of polymeric materials” (poster presentation)
Emanuele Simoncelli (3rd year) “Development and characterization of a plasma gun source for biomedical applications” (oral presentation)
Enrico Traldi (3rd year) “Synthesis and characterization of high added value materials by means of equilibrium and non-equilibrium plasmas” (oral presentation)

Official program of the vent: link

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Federica Barletta and Filippo Capelli participate to the International Low Temperature Plasma School

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The International Low Temperature Plasma School is being held in Bad Honnef (Germany) from October 7th to 12th, 2017.
Federica Barletta and Filippo Capelli participate bringing our contribution:
-Correlation between the concentration of reactive species produced by a Surface Barrier Discharge plasma source and its antimicrobial effects
-Plasma assisted fast decontamination of polymeric packaging: electrical characterization and biological analysis

More information about the school on the official website 

IAP group participated to the “Notte Europea dei Ricercatori”

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123456Our group participated to the “Notte Europea dei Ricercatori” (“European Night of Researchers”) at the Opificio Golinelli, Bologna (Italy).
We participated as members of the SIR projetc “Non-thermal plasma as an innovative anticancer strategy: in vitro and ex vivo studies on leukemia models”.
Further details on the event can be found on the official webpage.

First visit to IAP lab form the students of this year Industrial Applications of Plasma Laboratory!

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Plasma assisted inactivation by IAP Group

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Plasma assisted inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus on agar plate performed by means of Corona-Jet integrated on AlmaPLUS!
For further information on AlmaPLUS and our plasma sources, please visit AlmaPlasma website

Traldi Enrico participated to the 8th International Workshop on Polymer Metal Nanocomposites in Prague

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The 8th International Workshop on Polymer Metal Nanocomposites was held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 12 to 15 September 2017.
Traldi Enrico participated bringing our contribution:
“Co-deposition of antibacterial nanocomposite coatings using a non-equilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jet” (poster presentation).