Title: Bio-printing technology for Bone Tissue Engineering: Biomimetic Hydroxyapatites as Osteoinductive Ingredient for Nanocomposite Bioinks Design
Short Biography: Monica Sandri is Director of Research at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Science, Technology and Sustainability for Ceramics (ISSMC, ex ISTEC), with expertise on the design and development of ceramic and hybrid biomaterials for tissue regeneration, nanomedicine, personalized therapies, and cosmetic. Coordinator of the research activity aimed at the study of biomineralization processes for the achievement of biomimetic nanostructured hybrid and polymer hydrogels and bioinks for the development 3D scaffolds for bone and cartilage tissues regeneration. Development of biomimetic and medicated membranes for chronic wound management capable of simultaneously fighting infections and guiding tissue healing and regeneration. Design and development of biomatrices for 3D in vitro predictive models, through 3D bioprinting and co-cultures approaches, for the study of personalized targeted pharmacological therapies in the field of tumor and infectious diseases (e.g. investigation on osteosarcoma, leukemia, osteomyelitis). Scientific responsible in funded European Projects, Coordinator of National and Regional Research Projects. She graduated in Chemistry in 2001 from the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy and she obtained the PhD degree in Material Science in 2006. She has authored more than 142 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, 13 book chapters and 6 Patents. H-index = 38, total citations exceeding 5351 (Source: Scopus).