S.M.T. Technology -
The heart of our technologies is characterized by truly ecological and sustainable solutions and high performance.
As for each one of us the "whole" (in other words, our organism, ...us) is more than the individual parts that compose it (in our case, the cells), even with regard to the technologies we present, the specific action goes beyond the simple chemical composition.
The research team of Ied Bioe Italia operates in the domain of physics of complex systems, where in many areas in recent years incredible revolutions are taking place.
They have gone so far as to engineer "molecular nanomachines" to promote the formation of human body tissues! . ... and the scientific world will not cease to amaze with ever more ecological solutions... because they are increasingly similar to the physiological mechanisms that have always governed life on earth.
Complex systems are everywhere in nature, but there are a few areas where they are particularly present:
- Chemical/Physical Systems: phase transitions, fluid motion
- Biological Systems: networks of interaction between proteins, ion exchange (... in fact even evolution
is a complex system).
Our solutions are highly engineered and innovative, they act directly on metabolic processes of adversities or on metabolic and physiological processes (in general) of cells, improving their functionality.
We operate in the field of supra-molecular systems engineering.
These are areas where we operate in a totally selective way able to hit (or help) only a specific species or a specific group of cells, safeguarding all the rest. This aspect is very important because it ensures the safety of the technology both for operators and for all other species or tissues that are not considered targets.
We are already accustomed to this because in other sectors an incredible level of precision has been reached, just think of radiotherapy, Hadrontherapy, diagnostic imaging etc.
Supramolecular chemistry is a rapidly developing new area of the natural sciences at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and computer science. The "father" is the French chemist and Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Len, who introduced the term "supramolecular chemistry" in his works. This branch of science is concerned with synthesis, structural analysis, and the study of properties and behavior in chemical reactions not of individual molecules, but of their assemblies, in which the molecules are linked by weak intermolecular interactions. This is a type of molecular sociology, which is interested not in an individual individual, but in the behavior of an individual as part of various collectives, as well as the properties that a collective possesses as a kind of independent whole.
By means of supramolecular and colloidal chemistry, a connection is established between nanotechnology, biology and medicine. Many living systems, such as cellular ribosomes, viruses, vesicles, are nanostructures and their functions are implemented at the nanoscale. Therefore, it is obvious that the development of new systems important for biology-from bionanorobots and nanosensors to nanopharmaceuticals and nanovaccines-should include design using supramolecular and colloidal chemistry methods.