Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara", CNR

Organization Type: Research Country: Tuscany Organization Website: www.ifac.cnr.it Contact Person: Renzo Salimbeni, director (r.salimbeni@ifac.cnr.it (cc: r.pini@ifac.cnr.it )) E-mail address: r.pini@ifac.cnr.it Address: Via Madonna del Piano 10 U-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy Phone number: +390555226437
Expertise of the organization:
• development of laser applicationsfor minimally-invasive laser surgery and microsurgery • nanobiophotonic diagnostic and therapy based on photo-responsiveplasmonic nanoparticles and nanomaterials • multiphoton microscopies including second-harmonic generation and two-photon fluorescence microscopies for the study of connective tissues and tumors • optical chemical and biochemicalsensors • invasive optical fibresensors for clinical applications • biophotonics platforms for POCT applications • innovative label-free bioassay based on high-Q micro-optical resonators • nanotips fabrication for SNOM, AFM, SERS, TERS and biological applications

Research interests & project ideas:
• development of new efficient, pliable and cost-effective laser technologies for therapeutic applications including: 1) laser-assisted repair of biological tissues based on the activation of radiation-sensitive nanochromophores and nanocomposites 2) light-stimulated wound healing or pharmacological therapy based on the on-demand drug release from light-sensitive patches or scaffolds • engineering of novel high power LEDs for controlled haemostasis • application of second harmonic generation microscopy analysis for imaging and diagnosis of disorders and diseases of corneal tissue and tumors • optical nanosensors and nanoprobes for intracellular applications • POCT device for simultaneous multi-analytedetection • implementation of photonic integrated platforms for multiplexed highly sensitive biochemical sensors based on optical microcavities
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