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SAMBA is an industrial project of research and development proposed by MEDICA S.p.A. and approved for calls POR-FESR 2014-2020 ‘ASSE 1 Ricerca e Innovazione. MIST E-R is a technological partner of this project.



SAMBA is a project oriented to develop innovative and custom biomedical devices, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic approaches. In this context, Medica S.p.A offers new composed materials based on Medisulfone® fibres being a substrate for functionalization with specific molecules (antibodies, antigens, proteins, etc.) able to bind selective bio-targets. The functionalization of Medisulfone® fibres can produce medical devices for different treatments such as the apheresis of plasma for:

  • Therapies of chronic anti-inflammatory diseases of auto-immune origin
  • Remedy of neuro-degenerative or genetic diseases
  • Selection of cells defined by expression of a specific antigen or of a receptor (es. selection of staminal cells).


  • Identification of a functionalization process of Medisulfone® fibres
  • Development of adsorbent devices such as prototypes and in-vitro testing
  • Design and realization of a pilot line for functionalization of cartridges containing Medisulfone®
  • Development of a device for apheresis with software for selective adsorption of bio-molecules.