Mariano Grasselli

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Fibrous materials are proposed as novel chromatographic supports depicting high throughput and high product capacity. In this work, a composite fiber harboring strong cation-exchange moieties has been investigated. Such materials were characterized by a plethora of physical methods including degree of swelling (DS), scanning electron microscope (SEM),(More)
The preparation of megaporous bodies, with potential applications in biotechnology, was attempted by following several strategies. As a first step, naive and robust scaffolds were produced by polymerization of selected monomers in the presence of a highly soluble cross-linker agent. Ion-exchange function was incorporated by particle embedding, direct(More)
Cryogel bodies were modified to obtain epoxy groups by graft-copolymerization using both chemical and gamma irradiation initiation techniques. The free epoxy adsorbents were reacted further to introduce diethylaminoethanol (DEAE) functionalities. The resulting weak anion-exchange cryogel adsorbents showed dynamic binding capacities of ca. 27±3mg/mL, which(More)
Fibrous materials are prominent among novel chromatographic supports for the separation and purification of biomolecules. In this work, strong anion exchange, quaternary ammonium (Q) functional fibrous adsorbents were evaluated with regards to their physical and functional characteristics. A column packed with Q fibrous adsorbent illustrated the good column(More)
The aim of this study was to preserve albumin nanoparticle structure/function during the lyophilisation process. Bovine serum albumin nanoparticles were obtained by γ-irradiation. Nanoparticles were lyophilised in buffer, miliQ water or in trehalose/miliQ solution. The size and charge of the nanoparticles were tested after lyophilisation by light scattering(More)
Hollow-fibre membranes with different degrees of surface hydrophilicity were obtained by grafting mixtures of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) and dimethyl acrylamide (DMAA) in various proportions, and Cibacron Blue F3G-A was attached to them through ammonia or glucamine spacers. Membrane hydrophilicity increased with the amount of dimethyl acrylamide in the(More)
An on-line affinity selection method using a polymeric monolithic support is proposed for the retention of histidine-containing peptides and their subsequent separation by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE). Monolithic capillary columns were prepared in fused-silica capillaries of 150 mum inner diameter (ID) by ionizing radiation-initiated in situ(More)
Albumin polymeric Nanoparticles (NPs) have opened a great expectancy as for controlled drug delivery due to their therapeutic potency. Concomitantly biodegradable NPs technologies with target linked structures to pave the way of personalised medicine are becoming increasingly important in sight of a therapeutically effective research technology. This is(More)
Arsenic compounds have shown medical usefulness since they proved to be effective in causing complete remission of acute promyelocytic leukemia. In this work we obtained a fluorescently labeled arsenic compound that can be used with current fluorescence techniques for basic and applied research, focused on arsenic-induced apoptosis studies. This compound is(More)
The major platform for high level recombinant protein production is based on genetically modified microorganisms like Escherichia coli (E. coli) due to its short dividing time, ability to use inexpensive substrates and additionally, its genetics is comparatively simple, well characterized and can be manipulated easily. Here, we investigated the(More)