Responsive Polymer Therapeutics Group



Our research group combines the interests and expertise of researchers working at the interface between polymers and biology. A great effort is given to fine tune the functionality of polymeric materials through the control of synthetic parameters and the incorporation of responsive modalities. Encapsulation, decoration, entrapment and conjugation of biologically active moieties are explored in order to achieve a broad spectrum of applications. State-of-the-art manufacturing approaches in the field of bioprinting are also investigated. The goals are pursued as a synergetic combination of three research lines, with interests ranging from drug delivery, to catalysis, sensing and tissue engineering. The focus is on developing smart nanocarriers, enzyme-polymer biohybrids and novel strategies for tissue regeneration, exploring fundamental aspects and pursuing developments with a scope in the translation from the lab to the clinics.