Fabio Vianello, Andrea Venerando

Research topic


Starting fromnovel superparamagnetic nanoparticles, constituted of stoichiometric maghemite (γ-Fe2O3), synthesized in house by an innovative method in the dimension range of few nanometers, new biotechnological applications are explored. The new material was patented and characterized. These bare stoichiometric maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles can be easily used to bind organic molecules, DNA and enzymes. Fluorescent magnetically drivable nanocarriers are currently prepared and characterized using different enzymes, developing new fluorescent magnetically drivable nanocatalysts. The aim of future research projects is aimed to develop new simple procedures to isolate an purify proteins and nucleic acids and to propose new biosensors, based on electrochemical and gravimetric transducers.

Food analysis

The present research line is focused on the determination of the composition of food products, providing independent, 3rd party, chemical and physical analysis on an array of food, water, cosmetic and pharmaceutical. The laboratory produces credible and accurate testing, maintains officially approved methodologies and generates reliable results that can positively impact business. The research tem offer a broad range of consulting and technical services to assist manufacturers, operators, distributors and retail providers in assuring the quality and safety of their food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.