University of Florence

Organization Type: Research Organization Website: http://www.unifi.it/dffism/changelang-ita.html; http://www.unifi.it/dffism/changelang-eng.html Contact Person: Barbara Orsini E-mail address: barbara.orsini@unifi.it Address: Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sperimentali e Cliniche Viale Pieraccini 6 50139 Firenze, Italy Phone number: 0039-055-4271301
Expertise of the organization:
We refer to Gastroenterology and Medical Physics Units of the Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sperimentali e Cliniche. Our expertise is in the field of gastroenterology and light interaction with biological tissue.

Research interests & project ideas:
i) Biomedical optics and photobiology; ii) Photophysics of biomolecules; iii) Autofluorescence microscopy; iv) design of phototherapy units; v) Nanostructured chromophores based on gold nanoparticles for photothermal therapy; vi) Laser safety; vii) Gastroenterology; viii) Management of intestinal diagnostic videocapsule ;ix) Helicobacter pylori diagnosis and treatment. We are inventors of the ingestible capsule for treating gastric infections, in particular for treating Helicobacter pylori infection. (Patent: PCT/IT2009/000499) (https://register.epo.org, file EP 2496306; http://patentscope.wipo.int file WO2011055395)
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