Structure de mise en forme 2 colonnes


Gruppo Colorobbia is one of the leading producers chemicals for glass and ceramic industry. Up to 1999 Colorobbia Italia created a new department Ce.Ri.Col that is an advanced chemical laboratory devoted to business diversification. The laboratory is a reference for all the companies for the group. Two principle lines of research have been developed in this laboratory: 1) glass ceramics materials and their application and 2)  nano-materials synthesis, scale-up and industrialization for biomedical and industrial applications.

Role & activity of organisation in the project

Formulation & production of innovative nanoparticles, both powders and in liquid solutions, & characterisation of particles in relation with therapeutic, diagnostic and theranostic applications.

Key People invloved in the project

Giovanni Baldi, studied Chemistry in Florence and got his degree in Chemistry in 1985. In 1987 he joined Colorobbia and carried out research in the field of material science for 19 years. In 1989 he assumed responsibility for the Chemical Laboratory of Colorobbia Group. Since 1994 he’s responsible of Ceramic Research Laboratory and in 2001 is director of Colorobbia Research Center, CERICOL.

Costanza Ravagli, studied Chemistry in Florence and got her degree in Chemistry in 2005. In 2008 she got her PhD with a thesis on nanosized magnetic material and their biomedical applications. In the company since 2005, now is in charge of the nanomedicine division in CeRiCol.

Laura Niccolai, is bachelored in Chemistry in 1985 with a thesis on metallorganic synthesis. She has been her first job experience as researcher in pharma synthesis in a Research Center of Inalco Group as third party of Janssen Chemical. Later she has been experienced in Quality Assurance as Responsible at Colorobbia for 10 years and up to 2001 is in the General Direction at Colorobbia Italia.

Giada Lorenzi, graduated in Chemistry in Florence in 2003; in the company since 2004, she has been working as a researcher to set-up small and large scale (scale up 200L) synthetic processes to obtain nanoparticle materials and their chemical and physical characterization.

Filippo Mazzantini, graduated in Chemistry in Florence in 2004. In the company since 2005 studying bulk glass-ceramics he has extended his technical know-how in the field of inorganic nanobased suspensions. He also get expertise on surfaces functionalization and characterization. Actually is involved in development of  biocompatible hybrid nanoparticles systems, for the application in nanomedicine field.

Recent publications / Patents

1.G. Baldi, et al., J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 2007, 311, 10.
2.G. Baldi, A. Barzanti, M. Bitossi, PCT EP03/02281, 2002.
3.G. Baldi, et al., Langmuir, 2007, 23, 4026-4028.
4.G. Baldi, M. Bitossi, D. Bonacchi, et al., Italian Patent n1 FI2006A000006, 2006.
5.R. Colognato, A. Bonelli, D. Bonacchi, G. Baldi, L. Migliore, Nanotoxicology, 2007; 1(4): 301_308.
6.G. Baldi, C. Ravagli, G. Lorenzi, Processing and Application of Ceramics, 3 [1-2] (2009) 103-109.
7.M. Comes Franchini, G. Baldi, D. Bonacchi, D. Gentili, G. Giudetti, A. Lascialfari, M. Corti, P. Marmorato, J. Ponti, E. Micotti, U. Guerrini, L. Sironi, P. Gelosa, C. Ravagli, and A. Ricci, Small, 6, 3, 366-370 (2010).

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