The laboratory for “in vitro” testing of bionanomaterials provides a working facility for the obtaining of valid results regarding the evaluation of materials and medical devices biocompatibility.
Biocompatibility is defined as the compatibility with a living tissue or system through the absence of toxicity, injury, or physiological reactivity and without causing an immune rejection. In the case of materials which come into contact with the human body for treatment, diagnosis, or prosthesis purposes, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that all points of contact do not cause irritation, changes in blood composition or toxicity. The evaluation of materials biocompatibility is an indispensable control of the products that are widely used in medical practice. This assessment is performed prior to clinical trials – as part of the overall safety characterization of a device or material.
With adequate infrastructure and high-performance equipment, the laboratory for “in vitro” testing of bionanomaterials ensures the evaluation of materials and medical devices for “in vitro” cytotoxicity. The laboratory has a space dedicated to cell cultures with a clean room design, which ensures the separation and control of staff and material specific flows.
- vertical hood with laminar flow
- CO2 and O2 incubators
- inverted fluorescence optical microscope
- Up-right fluorescence optical microscope
- Cell viability analyzer