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Lab. nameLaboratorio di Elettronica Organica (LEO) 
Principal Investigator Fabio Biscarini 
ComponentsFabio Biscarini  (Principal Investigator )
DescriptionOur group is active in organic electronics applied to medicine. We are developing biodegradable devices for diagnostics and loco-regional therapy. Our current interests are: i) implantable devices for the treatment of pathologies of the central nervous system; ii) the detection of inflammatory biomarkers in biological fluids; iii) the real time monitoring of bioelectric signals with devices interfaced to human body; iv) the prototyping of biodegradable organic electronics. We also investigate the fundamental aspects of charge transport in organic semiconductors. Specifically, we study the correlation of charge transport with the multiscale organization of the organic semiconductor by means of in-situ real time techniques: electrical characterization, scanning force microscopy at variable temperature, X-ray reflectivity and diffraction. This techniques require a home-built instrumental set-up that is currently managed at CNR-ISMN Bologna and that we access in the framework of an ongoing collaboration between our Department and ISMN.  
Addressvia Giuseppe Campi, 213/c - 41125 Modena 
KeywordsOrganic electronics, bioelectronics, nanotechnology, biodegradable devices, scanning probe microscopies 
ERC Sectors PE3_3 Transport properties of condensed matter PE3_4 Electronic properties of materials, surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures, etc. PE3_5 Semiconductors and insulators: material growth, physical properties PE3_16 Physics of biological systems PE4_1 Physical chemistry PE4_4 Surface science and nanostructures PE4_8 Electrochemistry, electrodialysis, microfluidics, sensors PE5_3 Surface modification PE5_4 Thin films  
InstrumentationChemistry Lab: soft chemistry. Chemical hood (120 cm), spin-coating, ultra-sound bath,two ovens, nitrogen line. Microscopy Lab: SPM Liquid SMENA (NT-MDT) for cell imaging, SPM SMENA (NT-MDT); fluorescence microscopes: epi-illuminated Nikon and inverted Olympus 70i both with high resolution CCD camera. Prototyping Lab: Laser Scan Marker ScribaR (Scriba Nanotecnologie).All these instruments beling to CNR Bologna and are seconded via the convention with DSV. Electrical Measurements Lab: three probe station with SMU Agilent and Keithley for liquid-gated transistors, including microfluidics. Sample Preparation: lapping, videomicroscopy. Cell Lab: fully equipped, several secondary lines including NE4C and SHSY5Y. 
Research Lines Drug discovery, analysis, delivery and molecular engineering platforms

Multi-scale and cell-based approaches to genetic and chronic disorders and development of advanced therapies

Methodologies Organic electronics. Rapid prototyping with laser scan marker. Unconventional patterning, soft lithography. Thin film growth. Scanning Force Microscopy. In situ real time characterization.  
Web Site www.leo.unimore.it