Journal papers:

  • Dedola F, Ulloa Severino F, Meneghetti N, Lemaire T, Cafarelli A, Ricotti L, Menciassi A, Cutrone A, Mazzoni A, Micera S, Ultrasound stimulations induce prolonged depolarization and fast action potentials in leech neurons, IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2020. doi: 10.1109/OJEMB.2019.2963474
  • Vannozzi, L., Iacovacci, V., Menciassi, A., & Ricotti, L. (2018) Nanocomposite thin films for triggerable drug delivery. Submitted to Expert Opinions of Drug Delivery. 15(5): 509-522.
  • Vannozzi, L., Yasa, I. C., Ceylan, H., Menciassi, A., Ricotti, L., & Sitti, M. (2018). Self‐Folded Hydrogel Tubes for Implantable Muscular Tissue Scaffolds. Macromolecular bioscience. Doi: 10.1002/mabi.201700377.
  • Salgarella, A. R., Cafarelli, A., Ricotti, L., Capineri, L., Dario, P., & Menciassi, A. (2017). Optimal Ultrasound Exposure Conditions for Maximizing C2C12 Muscle Cell Proliferation and Differentiation. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 43(7): 1452-1465.
  • Vannozzi, L., Ricotti, L., Santaniello, T., Terencio, T., Oropesa-Nunez, R., Canale, C., ... & Gerges, I. (2017). 3D porous polyurethanes featured by different mechanical properties: characterization and interaction with skeletal muscle cells. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 75: 147-159.
  • Ricotti, L., & Fujie, T. (2017). Thin polymeric films for building biohybrid microrobots. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 12(2): 021001.
  • Cafarelli, A., Verbeni, A., Poliziani, A., Dario, P., Menciassi, A., & Ricotti, L. (2017). Tuning acoustic and mechanical properties of materials for ultrasound phantoms and smart substrates for cell cultures. Acta biomaterialia, 49: 368-378.
  • Vannozzi, L., Ricotti, L., Filippeschi, C., Sartini, S., Coviello, V., Piazza, V., ... & Menciassi, A. (2016). Nanostructured ultra-thin patches for ultrasound-modulated delivery of anti-restenotic drug. International journal of nanomedicine, 11: 69.
  • Ricotti, L., Gori, G., Cei, D., Costa, J., Signore, G., & Ahluwalia, A. (2016). Polymeric microporous nanofilms as smart platforms for in vitro assessment of nanoparticle translocation and Caco-2 cell culture. IEEE transactions on nanobioscience, 15(7): 689-696.
  • M Righi, GL Puleo, I Tonazzini, G Giudetti, M Cecchini, S Micera (2018). Peptide-based coatings for flexible implantable neural interfaces. Scientific reports 8 (1), 502
  • Dušana Treľová, Alice Rita Salgarella, Leonardo Ricotti, Guido Giudetti, Annarita Cutrone, Petra Šrámková, Anna Zahoranová, Dušan Chorvát Jr., Daniel Haško, Claudio Canale,, Silvestro Micera, Juraj Kronek, Arianna Menciassi, Igor Lacík. (2019) Soft hydrogel zwitterionic coatings minimize fibroblast and macrophage adhesion on polyimide substrates. Langmuir, 35, 5, 1085-1099.
  • A. Salgarella, L. Ricotti, M. Righi, A. Cafarelli, G. Giudetti, S. Micera, A. Menciassi, J. Kronek, A. Zahoranová, P. Šramková, D. Treľová, I. Lacík. Advanced nano-doped materials for long-term neural interfaces. IEEE Int. Conf. Nanotechnol. (IEEE Nano). 2015 - accepted.


Abstract or oral presentations at national/international conferences:

  • Oral presentation, IEEE NANO 2015 conference – "Advanced nano-doped materials for long-term neural interfaces". Authors: Alice Rita Salgarella, Leonardo Ricotti, Guido Giudetti, Juraj Kronek, Martina Righi, Annarita Cutrone, Andrea Cafarelli, Anna Zahoranová, Petra Šramková, Dušana Treľová, Silvia Bossi, Silvestro Micera, Igor Lacík, Arianna Menciassi.
  • Oral presentation, Full-Day Workshop “Endoluminal Robots: Advanced Diagnosis and Targeted Therapies” – 2016 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) “Therapeutic solutions at the milli-, micro- and nano-scale”. Speaker: Leonardo Ricotti.
  • Oral presentation, Danube Vltava Sava Polymer Meeting, Vienna (Austria), 2017.  “Soft and non-fouling polyzwitterionic coatings for neural interfaces”. Authors: A. Zahoranov´a, D. Trelov´a, A. Salgarella, L. Ricotti, G. Giudetti, A. Cutrone, P. ˇSr´amkov´a, D. Chorv´at, D. Haˇsko, C. Canale, S. Micera, J. Kronek, A. Menciassi, I. Lac´ık.
  • Poster presentation, 28° Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB 2017), Atene (Grecia). “Composite ultra-thin films based on a blend of poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ɛ-caprolactone) and poly(lactic acid) and doped with zinc oxide nanopowder”. Authors: Lorenzo Vannozzi, Claudio Canale, Arianna Menciassi, Leonardo Ricotti.
  • Oral presentation, 28° Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB 2017), Atene (Grecia). “Ultrasound-mediated drug release from micelles based on poly(2-oxazoline)”. Authors: A. R. Salgarella, A. Zahoranová, P. Šramková, J. Kronek, A. Menciassi, I.Lacík, L. Ricotti.
  • Oral presentation, 3° International Symposium on Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials and Applications, Capariça (Portogallo), 2018.  “Ultrasound-responsive nanomaterials for biomedical applications”. Authors: Leonardo Ricotti, Andrea Cafarelli, Lorenzo Vannozzi, Alice Rita Salgarella, Arianna Menciassi.
  • Poster presentation, Convegno del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria (GNB), Milano (Italy) 2018: “ Towards novel advanced neural interfaces reducing the mechanical mismatch: the potential of soft zwitterionic coatings”, Authors: A.R. Salgarella, A. Cutrone, G.Giudetti, D. Treľová, P. Šrámková, A. Zahoranová, D. Chorvát Jr, D. Haško, C. Canale, J. Kronek, A. Menciassi, I. Lacik, S. Micera, L. Ricotti.
  • Poster presentation, Convegno del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria (GNB), Milano (Italy) 2018: “ An experimental system for in vitro controlled Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound stimulation ”, Authors: A. Cafarelli, A. R. Salgarella, A. Menciassi, L. Ricotti.