Chiara Magnetto

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Perfluoropentane (PFP)-based oxygen-loaded nanobubbles (OLNBs) were previously proposed as adjuvant therapeutic tools for pathologies of different etiology sharing hypoxia as a common feature, including cancer, infection, and autoimmunity. Here we introduce a new platform of oxygen nanocarriers, based on 2H,3H-decafluoropentane (DFP) as core fluorocarbon.(More)
At ultrasonic laboratory of INRIM (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica) it is possible to measure the ultra-sonic power emitted by HIFU (High Intesity Focused Ultrasound) transducers. Two different measuring systems for the determination of ultrasonic power have been developed. Both systems are based on the radiation force balance method. The first(More)
A framework for the evaluation of temperature increase in a tissue-mimicking material (TMM) induced by a clinical Ultrasound-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (US-guided HIFU) system was developed. HIFU procedures are minimally invasive treatments that achieve deep tumor ablation, with the sparing of normal tissues, through thermal or mechanical(More)
Monocytes play a key role in the inflammatory stage of the healing process. To allow monocyte migration to injured tissues, the balances between secreted matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors (TIMPs) must be finely modulated. However, a reduction of blood supply and local oxygen tension can modify the phenotype of immune cells. Intriguingly,(More)
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