Friday, 26 Feb 2021


Joseph Lovecchio

Joseph Lovecchio

Is a biomedical engineer active in the field of Tissue Engineering. He has earned his master degree at University of Bologna in 2014. He is presently enrolled in a joint PhD program of the University of Bologna (Italy) and the Reykjavik University (Iceland), to develop an innovative bioreactor system for human bone tissue engineering. More

Proper mechanical loadings prime a specific tissue differentiation

During bone regeneration, intermediate tissues - such as fibrous connective tissue, cartilage and woven bone - precede final bone formation, providing initial mechanical stability and a scaffold for tissue differentiation. The mechanical loading affects the regeneration process, with different stress distribution favouring, or inhibiting, differentiation of specific tissue phenotypes. High ...