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Laboratory of Polymers & Biomaterials

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

  • 1 Oliwia Jeznach as a laureate of the Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship

    It is our pleasure to inform you that our team member, Mrs. Oliwia Jeznach has become one of the laureate of scholarship granted by the Kosciuszko Foundation. Congratulations Oliwia!
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  • 2 Professor dr hab. Andrzej Ziabicki

    We announce with very deep regret that on March 14th, 2019 left us our great Master and Teacher - Professor dr hab. Andrzej Ziabicki.
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  • 3 New internschip students in our laboratory!

    As every year new internship students will join our research team! To get know who will join us this summer please see in the link below...
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  • 4 Polish-Israeli Conference on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering

    It is our great pleasure to announce the 1st Polish-Israeli Conference on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering (PICETE 2018), which will be held on 4-5th October 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences.Kindly visit the PICETE2018 conference website.
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  • 5 New OPUS and PRELUDIUM grant in our laboratory!

    We would like to inform that National Centre of Science granted the project of our laboratory leader, prof. Paweł Sajkiewicz and our colleague, Piotr Denis, M.Sc., in OPUS and PRELUDIUM program, respectively. Both, projects were subbmited in the ST8 category - Process and production engineering. Congratulations for the project leaders!
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We are pleased to inform that in the frame of our educational activity we organize as every year the lectures and laboratory classes for students of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Food Sciences. This event will take place this year on May, 23, at our Institute.

 

The following lectures and corresponding laboratory classes will be given:

Dr hab. Paweł Sajkiewicz, prof. IPPT PAN, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) as a method of materials investigations;

Dr inż. Arkadiusz Gradys, X-ray diffraction methods in materials science;

Dr inż. Tomasz Kowalczyk, Polymeric nanofibers in biomedical applications;

Mgr inż. Judyta Dulnik, Scanning electron microscopy. The basics of theory and practice.

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that on 21st Aprill 2016 prof. Andrzej Ziabicki and prof. Leszek Jarecki will give lectures about modeling of fibres spinning processes. The lectures will take place in the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences,  in the seminar room at the 3rd floor. Lectures starts at 12.15 pm. 

 

5th May 2010 we had a pleasure to listen Ph.D Michał Woźniak lecture titled: 

 

The Scaffold  for Tissue Engineering: The Impact of The Properties and Structure Functions of Living Cells

16th January 2012, M.Sc Marcin Heljak, prof.Wojciech Święszkowski,  prof. Paweł Sajkiewicz, Tomasz Lekszycki, Michał Szałwiński gave a lecture entitled: 

 

Mathematical Model of Aliphatic Polyesters Degradation as a Tool for the Preclinical Evaluation of Biodegradable Implants for Tissue Engineering

20th February 2012 we had an oportunity to listen M.Sc Dorota Kołbuk with lecture entitled: 

 

The Study of the Influence of Electrospinning Process Parameters and Biopolymers Additions to Nanofibers from the Perspective of Their Use in in Vitro Cell Culture

20th November 2012 M.Sc Emilia Choińska gaves a lecture titiled: 

 

The Drug Delivery System for Infection Treatment Associated with Bone Fractures

28th December 2012 we had a pleasure to listen M.Sc Dorota Kołbuk lecture titled: 
 
Influence of Electrospinning Conditions on the Structure and Properties of One - and Two-Component Polymer Nanofibers for Use in Tissue Engineering
 
Abstract: 
 
The process of electrospinning is one of the most commonly used methods for the preparation of nano-scale and sub-micron fibers for use in tissue engineering. The observed increase in the interest stems from wide range of applications of this process, which gives the possibility of forming fibers from different types of polymers used in medicine as well as in other fields of nanotechnology and industry. The work carried out within the framework of the doctoral dissertation research focused on determining the impact of utilitarian - electrospinning parameters on morphology, molecular structure and molded fiber overmolecular level . An equally important task was the purpose of application - to determine the effect of morphology and properties of molded fiber on the behavior of cells seeded on them . The fibers formed from a synthetic polymer as well as with the addition of gelatin and collagen for comparison . Cytotoxicity evaluated nonwovens and molded in cell proliferation in- vitro studies .
 
M.Sc Dorota Kolbuk is an employee of Polymer Physics Laboratory. 
14th January 2013 we had an opportunity to liten  M.Sc Judyta Dulnik lecture entitled: 
 
Bioactive Nanocomposite Ceramic- Polymer Materials for Bone Tissue Regeneration
 
Abstract: 
 
Based on the knowledge of bone tissue and the characteristics that should be present biofunctional material for the treatment of bone defects, a method of preparation of nanocomposite porous polymer- ceramic materials.  Reinforcing phase and a candidate bioactive properties was nanohydroksyapatyt, as a  matrix we choose  biodegradable polymers from the group of aliphatic polyesters : polylactide and polycaprolactone .
To obtain a predetermined porosity materials used NaCl crystals with dimensions of 300 microns and 200 microns. Made strength tests allowed to assess the effect of the addition of nanoparticles on mechanical parameters . Microstructure analysis microscopy ( SEM ) and the study of the elemental composition by EDS was performed both before and after the additional saturation nanohydroksyapatytem electrophoretic ( EPD ) and incubated in SBF. The study allowed us to assess the bioactivity of the material received.
 
M.Sc Judyta Dulnik is a graduate of AGH University of Technology and Science and a new employee of Polymer Physics Laboratory. 
20th February 2013 Ph.D Norbert Żołek gave a lecture entitled: 
 
Simulation of the Signal Doppler Blood Flow Imaging Method of Synthetic Aperture.

8th July 2013 Ph.D Fillippo Pierini gave a lecture entitled: 

 

Asbestos: from Health Hazard to Nanotechnology Applications

 

Abstract: 

Asbestos is a set of silicate minerals belonging to the amphibole and serpentine family. The three most common types of asbestos are chrysotile, amosite and crocidolite. Chrysotile is the most abundant mineral in asbestos manufactured. It affects strongly the biological-mineral system interactions, which have been widely investigated in order to single out the causes of health hazard associated with asbestos fibers. Chrysotile is actually more known for its deleterious environmental effects than for its unusual structure and morphology. It is possible to obtain synthetic geomimetic chrysotile without any health hazard effects. The synthesis of geomimetic chrysotile nanotubes is entirely based on a hydrothermal reaction system. Synthetic chrysotile nanotubes have a high potentiality for nanotechnological applications. With the aim at preparing the first synthetic geoinspired inorganic nanowires, we have started to synthesize metal nanoparticles like Ag, Cu, Au, capped with thiol. Stoichiometric synthetic chrysotile nanotubes have been partially filled with previously synthesized bimetallic nanoparticles by capillarity effect at room temperature and pressure using a suitable organic solvent. Furthermore, the charged surfaces of the synthetic chrysotile nanotubes can be exploited for assembling chromophores. Indeed, preliminary experiments have shown the ability of such nano-objects to template the growth aggregates of the anionic tetrakis (4-sulfonatophenyl) porphyrin. Chrysotile nanotubes can be used to make nanocomposites. Particularly interesting are conductive polymer composites. Submicrometric fibers of conductive polymer blend (polyniline-polyethylene oxide) filled with stoichiometric synthetic chrysotile nanotubes can be obtained by electrospinning. The presence of nanotubes into the electrospun fibers improved electrical properties. The parallel distribution of the nanotubes produced rigid and straight fibers with efficient electric transport properties. Such hybrid materials are interesting for perspectives in technological fields.

 

Ph.D Filippo Pierini is related with Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician” from University of Bologna. 

10th February 2014 (Monday) we had an opportunity to listen  M.Sc Olga Urbanek lecture entitled: 
 
The Effect of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles Addition  on Selected Properties of Bioresorbable Nanocomposites After Gamma Sterilization Treatment
 
Abstract: 
 
 
Sterilization is necessary process for biomateriasl  prior to introduction into the human body in order to remove from the surface of pathogens , which are a potential source of infection, leading to rejection of the implant. It is important here that the sterilization did not cause changes in the properties of the material, thereby disqualifying it for medical use. In order to improve the resistance to gamma radiation sterilization of two commonly used in medicine polymers: poly (L- lactide ) and poly (lactide -co- glycolide ) nano - doped hydroxyapatite them ( nano - HA) . Samples of the starting material and nano - ceramics doped (1%, 5 % and 10% by weight . Nano -HA ) were performed in the form of films by casting from the solution. The increase in the dispersion of ceramic was obtained by ultrasonic . Radiation sterilization was performed with a standard for medical supplies dose of 25 kGy. Research methods GPC , DSC , TGA , FTIR , density , surface roughness , contact angle and the tensile strength showed that after sterilization by gamma radiation can be divided into a period of intense changes in the properties resulting from changes in the microstructure and properties of the stabilization period. The influence of nano -HA and gamma radiation the degree of crystallinity.
 
M.Sc Olga Urbanek is a graduate of  Warsaw University of  Technology (Department of Materials Science) and a new employee of Polymer Physics Laboratory. 
3th Martch 2014 (Monday) we had a gerat pleasure listen to Ph.D Jakub Jaroszewicz lecture titled: 
 
Advanced Techniques For The High Resolution X-ray Tomography As A New Tool For The Study And Evaluation Of Tissue Engineered products 
 
Abstract:  
 
In recent years, computed tomography (CT) has become a widely used technique for research in materials science and medicine, including basic research. Methods of micro-and nanoCT have great potential for characterization of tissue engineered products. By means of the computed tomography can accurately characterize the newly developed biomaterial tissue growth in the three-dimensional scaffold, the biomaterial and the degradation of the mechanical properties in situ. In this paper we will present the results of tissue-engineered products using the most advanced techniques for the High Resolution X-ray tomography.
 
Ph.D Jakub Jaroszewicz is an employee of  Department of Materials Science from Warsaw University of Technology and a member of BioMaterials Group with which our team cooperate as a part of the Environmental Laboratory of Multifunctional Materials.
 
Lecture took place in Institute of Fundamental Technological Research building at room S3. 

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