Matteo D’ Este
Dr Matteo D’ Este has a background in Physical Chemistry from the University of Padova, where he achieved the MSc in 2002, and the PhD in 2006. After the PhD, Matteo has been working as researcher in pharmaceutical industry, focusing on the chemical modification of biopolymers, tech transfer, and the development of injectable medical devices.
His career in Biomaterials Science started in March 2011, when he joined the AO Research Institute Davos, where his current position is Senior Research Scientist. Dr D’ Este has wide expertise in biopolymers chemical modification for the development of molecular networks to be used for fundamental and translational research. His main research focuses are 3D bioprinting and hydrogels as carriers for cells and (biological) drugs in regenerative medicine for the musculoskeletal system.
Dr D’ Este is author of 5 patents and 30 papers, and reviewer for major Journals in the field of Biomaterials. He is a member of the International Society for Biofabrication, the Swiss Society for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine and the Society for Biohydrogels.