Plasmore is an Italian S.r.l. with headquarters in Pavia (Pavia, Italy). The operative headquarters are located in Ispra (JRC Nanobiosciences laboratory) and Pavia University (Physics Department “A. Volta”).
The company started during the PhD thesis of Andrea Valsesia with Prof. Franco Marabelli at the University of Pavia.
Dr. Maurizio Maccarini joined the company as founders and shareholders. Paola Pellacani works for Plasmore from 2010 and now she is doing a PhD in Madrid (Spain).
The Company is structured as follows:
Prof. Franco Marabelli
Dr. Massimo Ventura
Dr. Gerardo Marchesini
Prof. Maurizio Maccarini
Dr. Lucia Fornasari
Dr. Andrea Valsesia is the general managing director of Plasmore. He leads the nanofabrication and nanoplasmonics R&D activities. He has a PhD in physics and ten years experience in material processing and development of new technologies for biosensing. Since 2009 he is guiding the Company through the R&D process for reaching the market.
Dr. Gerardo Marchesini was the Scientific Director (2014-2015) of Plasmore and the director for the activities of development of biointerfaces and business developer for the applications of the technology. Gerardo has a PhD in analytical biochemistry and 15 years of experience developing and using biosensing platforms for bioanalysis. Since 2011, he was part of the management team of Plasmore together with Andrea Valsesia and in 2014 he obtained an Executive MBA degree at the IE business school. He left Plasmore in June 2015 to go back to Argentina where he is an independent consultant in Nano-Biotech Entrepreneurship. He is still involved with Plasmore as an external advisor.
Prof. Franco Marabelli is the advisor of the activities in the field of nanoplasmonics and device development. Prof. Marabelli has a thirty years experience in optical characterization of materials for different applications and author of more than 80 publications on international journals.
Dr. Massimo Ventura is chairman of the board in Plasmore since 2015 and he is responsabile of the financial part of Plasmore. He received the graduate degree in Political Science with a thesis on lobbies in the United States, after that he worked for over 20 years in companies in oil and gas sector as responsible for financial management, commercial and bank credit.
Dr. Maurizio Maccarini is the advisor for marketing and finance. He has been working as a Health Care Management consultant for a number of hospitals in Lombardia, Veneto and Emilia Romagna and is a researcher with experience on the development of new technological companies in the field of public health.
Salvatore Amico-Roxas, IP management and Legal Issues: – I’ll ask formally Salvatore if he wants to be part of the advisory board, unformally I know he would be happy. Anyway, I would need a couple of sentences about his experience. If he doesn’t answer on time, we can skip him for the moment.
Paola Pellacani, has a degree in Bioengineering, she is reponsible for the nanofabrication process and now she is doing a PhD in Madrid (Spain)
Francesca Carpignano joined Plasmore s.r.l. in June 2015. Since then she is responsible for (re)building the optical instrument for label-free biosensing applications and for fabricating the nanostructured chip, she works also on developing the microfluidics setup and the software for image analysis. She received the Graduate degree (cum laude) in biomedical engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 2010, with a thesis on micro-opto-fluidic devices for photonic crystal biosensors and the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering and bioinformatics from the same university in 2014 with a dissertation on a new 3-D silicon microstructure for simultaneous cell culture and label-free optical transduction. Her current research interests include biosensors, microfluidics, photonic crystals, silicon micromachined devices, lab-on-chip, nanomedicine, and cell culture.
Hedvig Norlen, biostatistician and PhD student at the University of Stockholm, is in charge if the numerical and statistical analysis regarding the process of nanofabrication development and the microarray design development and data analysis.
Dr. Lucia Fornasari, PhD in Physics, is working in the Pavia Unit at the Department of Physics in the optical modeling and characterization of the plasmonic surfaces