Day 3


When: June, 27 at lunch
Where: Politecnico di Milano, Buildings 3 and 6 – Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan
Coordinator: Federica Boschetti
Number of visitors: 30 + 20


1. Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics – LaBS (Prof. Pennati) – LaBS was established in February 2000 and has the mission to carry out applied research in the field of biomechanics. The main activities are the characterisation of tissues and the design and testing of components and devices for medical applications. LaBS has an overall surface of about 600 m2 and is organized in a computational centre, equipped with a HPC (High Performance Computing) cluster, and five distinct experimental laboratories: prosthesis biomechanics,tissue mechanics, micromechanics, life support systems, medical microdevices. Available software enable Computer Aided Design (CAD), solid modelling from medical imaging and numerical simulation of solid (FEA, Finite Element Analysis) and fluid (CFD, Computational Fluid Dynamics) continua. The experimental laboratories are equipped with a number of testing machines – with different load and displacement ranges – for testing tissues, biomaterials and medical devices. A microPIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) system is also available.

2. Biology labs (Prof. Giordano and Prof. Raimondi) – The Biology labs were established in 2017 and have the mission to carry out frontier research in the life sciences. The main activities are the design and development of technological platforms for the manipulation of living cells. The Biology labs cover a surface of 200 square meters inside Building nr. 6 “Giulio Natta” and consist in four distinct experimental laboratories: microbiology, cell culture, mechanobiology and live cell imaging. The laboratories are equipped with standard equipment for cell culture and analysis, a confocal microscope with an integrated cell culture incubator, several bioreactors for 3D tissue culture, a microelectrode array (MEA) system for electrophysiology on living cells.