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Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” - Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale sui Biomateriali
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Piazzale Tecchio, 80
80125 | Napoli
www.crib.unina.it/contact.html
info@crib.unina.it

Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” - Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale sui Biomateriali

Academia

CRIB (Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials) was set up in 1992, one of the earliest interdepartmental structures in Italy. It aimed to create a centre of excellence where researchers from different fields of expertise (medicine, chemistry, biology, physics and engineering) could apply their complementary skills and carry out integrated activities in the biomaterials field. 

The centre has been operating actively, quickly becoming a reference point in Europe in the fields of biomaterials, prosthetic systems, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Biomaterials have developed and morphed over time, from inert - primarily used in prosthetics - to proactive elements, able nowadays to influence cell behaviour. CRIB evolved alongside, adapting its staff to best reflect the ongoing scientific progress and, at the same time, contributing to it with novel professional profiles, a natural outcome of its synergic activities. 

At present, CRIB counts representatives from 10 departments of the University of Naples “Federico II”, 10 full professors, 7 associate professors and 7 researchers. Over 100 people - junior researchers, PhD students - work together every day in CRIB’s labs and classes.