Rosario Pignatello

University of CataniaItaly

Prof. Rosario Pignatello is Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Legislation at the Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, Italy. He is the member of the Directive Board of the Interuniversity Research Consortium ‘TEFARCO Innova’ (Parma, Italy) and member of the Directive Board of Controlled Release Society (CRS) - Italy Chapter) as well as of ADRITELF. He is scientifically responsible of NANO-i (Research Centre for Ocular Nanotechnology, University of Catania). Consultant for the European Commission as an independent expert in the areas of Health, NMP, Environment (FP6, FP7, H2020). He is also the main author/coauthor of 140 scientific publications and 160 among invited lectures, oral and poster contributions to scientific congresses. His main research interests are: - polymeric micro- and nanoparticles as modified drug delivery systems - lipophilic prodrugs and conjugates (drug-lipoamino acid conjugates) - Supramolecular Carrier Systems: liposomes and lipid-based nanocarriers for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications - Synthesis and pharmaceutical applications of novel polymeric biomaterials - Brain and ocular drug delivery - Calorimetry (DSC) studies on vesicular biomembrane models

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These contribution books collect reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary arena of biomaterial development and use. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can achieve a wide vision on the new and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions were selected not based on a direct market or clinical interest, but based on results coming from very fundamental studies. This too will allow to gain a more general view of what and how the various biomaterials can do and work for, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. The chapters have been arranged to give readers an organized view of this research area. In particular, this book contains 25 chapters related to recent researches on new and known materials, with a particular attention to their physical, mechanical and chemical characterization, along with biocompatibility and hystopathological studies. Readers will be guided inside the range of disciplines and design methodologies used to develope biomaterials possessing the physical and biological properties needed for specific medical and clinical applications.

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