In March 2022, the final biological assessment on the scaffolds developed within the project were set to take place. For the occasion, the post-doctoral researcher Giorgia Montalbano visited the laboratories of the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (IOR) in Bologna, meeting with the managers of the activity, Dr. Gabriela Ciapetti and PhD student Giorgia Borciani.
In November 2021, the team from the Centro Piaggio in Pisa (University of Pisa), represented by Dr. Carmelo de Maria and Eng. Amedeo Bonatti, installed the BOOST bioprinter developed as part of the project at the laboratories of the Politecnico.
In March the ERC laboratory situated in the Politecnico of Torino, belonging to the Prof. Chiara Vitale Brovarone, opened its doors to a new type of researcher: kids from a Turin elementary school.
The kids could discover the science principles in a funny way and use the laboratory equipment (SEM and micro-CT) to analyse common-day objects as well as more scientific ones.
In the context of the World Osteoporosis Day, on the 20th October 2018, the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli of Bologna, third party of the ERC BOOST project, published a post on Facebook describing the osteoporosis mechanism and the material-driven approach foreseen by the project. You can read the complete post (in Italian) at this url: https://www.facebook.com/IstitutoOrtopedicoRizzoli/photos/a.296816762663/10156894385332664/?type=3&theater
On the 30th November 2016 the BOOST ERC laboratory has been inaugurated in presence of the Rector of Politecnico di Torino, Prof. Marco Gilli, of numerous academic figures and of the press. The laboratory has been equipped with the most up-to-date analytical and experimental instrumentation and a workshop has been organized to illustrate its main use and its potential in the research field.
Prof. Chiara Vitale Brovarone with her team partecipated to the event "Istantanee dalla ricerca", an initiative promoted by Fujifilm. In this contest, several research groups have send a rapresentative image of their research activities taken by a Fujifilm camera.
Prof. Chiara Vitale Brovarone took the opportunity to illustrate her ERC BOOST project for osteoporosis treatment.
The newspaper clipping is visible above.
Interview of Prof. Chiara Vitale Brovarone at the Italian TV program "TG regione" in the context of the Woman's Day, where she illustrated how she could combine the professional career as university professor with her role of mother and woman. During the interview she presented the ERC BOOST Project idea and the activities foreseen in it.
The interview is visible by clicking on the YouTube link (in Italian).
Interview of Prof. Chiara Vitale Brovarone at Prima Radio concerning the ERC BOOST Project idea and the team that will work on it.
You can listen to the interview by clicking on the YouTube link (interview in Italian)