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University of Florence


via Ugo schiff 6
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Contact person
Professor Dr. Anna Rita Bilia
Role in Organization
Senior Management

Main Area of Expertise

Main facilities and/or core expertise
1- HPLC system consisted of a HP 1100 L instrument with a Diode Array Detector interfaced with a HP 1100 MSD API-electrospray (Agilent Technologies) and managed by a HP 9000 workstation. 2-Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope X-FEG high-brightness gun 200 keV 3-Dynamic and Electrophoretic Light Scattering (DLS and ELS, Zetasizer Nano ZS90) by Malvern instrument (Worcestershire, UK) 4-Brookfield DVE-RV Digital Viscometer (Ametek Brookfield; Milan, Italy) 5-Franz cells system and PAMPA (diverse types)
Main output/products/publications
1-Co-Delivery of Berberine Chloride and Tariquidar in Nanoliposomes Enhanced Intracellular Berberine Chloride in a Doxorubicin-Resistant K562 Cell Line Due to P-gp Overexpression. Giulia Vanti, Marcella Coronnello, Daniele Bani, Antonella Mannini, Maria Camilla Bergonzi, Anna Rita Bilia Pharmaceutics. 2021 Mar; 13(3): 306. Published online 2021 Feb 26. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13030306 2-Glycerosome of Melissa officinalis L. Essential Oil for Effective Anti-HSV Type 1. Giulia Vanti, Sotirios G. Ntallis, Christos A. Panagiotidis, Virginia Dourdouni, Christina Patsoura, Maria Camilla Bergonzi, Diamanto Lazari, Anna Rita Bilia. Molecules. 2020 Jul; 25(14): 3111. Published online 2020 Jul 8. doi: 10.3390/molecules25143111 3-Successful Brain Delivery of Andrographolide Loaded in Human Albumin Nanoparticles to TgCRND8 Mice, an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model Anna Rita Bilia, Pamela Nardiello, Vieri Piazzini, Manuela Leri, Maria Camilla Bergonzi, Monica Bucciantini, Fiorella Casamenti. Front Pharmacol. 2019; 10: 910. Published online 2019 Aug 22. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2019.00910 4-Development and Percutaneous Permeation Study of Escinosomes, Escin-Based Nanovesicles Loaded with Berberine Chloride Giulia Vanti, Daniele Bani, Maria Cristina Salvatici, Maria Camilla Bergonzi, Anna Rita Bilia. Pharmaceutics. 2019 Dec; 11(12): 682. Published online 2019 Dec 15. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics11120682 5- Validated Method for the Quality Control of Andrographis paniculata Preparations. Karioti A, Timoteo P, Bergonzi MC, Bilia AR. Planta Med. 2017 Oct;83(14-15):1207-1213. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-113827. Epub 2017 Jun 26.
Fields of interest
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-Innovative formulations including nanocarriers to enhance bioefficacy of natural products for the development of food supplements, medical devices, cosmetics, drugs and herbal medicinal drugs - Quality control of extracts and formulations, including the use of innovative analytical approaches