With an independent research project, he invented and patented the
Bioscanner ®, an equipment for medical diagnostics commercially known
as TRIMprob, an entirely innovative system for early diagnosis in
It is precisely about this extraordinary technological tool
that he will speak at the TEDxBologna conference. The Bioscanner ® ,
which has the CE label as a “system for non-invasive
electro-diagnostics” and has been included in the Register of Medical
Devices of the National Health Service, is used in about seventy
public and private centres in various Italian regions and in ten
Clarbruno Vedruccio graduated in Physics in the U.S.and obtained a
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.In 2004, by decree of the President of the Republic, the Navy awarded
Vedruccio the rank of Commander, with a law that was applied for the
first time to Guglielmo Marconi. In the Navy, he deals with various
issues relating to radio-communications and electromagnetism. He
serves in COMSUBIN (La Spezia), the elite combat frogman force, and,
having joined the San Marco Regiment, he took part in the UN Peace
Mission “Leontes” in Tibnin, Lebanon. In 2009 he received the licence
which distinguishes the Marine riflemen of the San Marco Regiment, the
Italian Marines. He has also worked as a consultant for the Civil
Protection Department, doing research on electromagnetic fields and
phenomena related to them; he is part of the Inter-institutional
Working Group for the observation of the phenomena of Canneto di
Caronia (ME). He is married to Dr. Carla Ricci, a scholar known for
her research and publications on the figure of Mary Magdalene and
women at the origin of Christianity, and who has joined him in the
scientific and humanitarian adventure of Bioscanner ®.
Stephen Reyes is the inventor of the method “PiazzEcortile” at the base of the Pedestrian Stop locations, ie the squares of the neighborhood. A proposal for architectural, urban and social places in the house as the road space of mediation between the inhabitants of a place. Engine of change and socio-economic rehabilitation
In Bologna he attended art school and learned to experience the city as a large house whose rooms are the beautiful squares treets of the city.
In 2008 he graduated in Architecture at the University of Ferrara, with a thesis on the design of neighborhood public spaces. In the mean time, he came closer to the Bolognese traditions of dance and folk festivals that are based on a deep ecological way thinking which is nowunknown to most.
Stephen specializes in the design of public spaces, accessibility and participatory planning aimed at the search for social functions of balance and economy of the community. “At the basis of design research today, I am convinced that the key issue for our generation is that of social fragmentation. This used to exist mainly on a geographical basis, now that we seem to have overcome vast distances, the small ones are bigger than ever. ”
In July 2010 he became President of the Association “Centotrecento”, which deals with culture and the design of shared spaces. The key concepts are: working for and with the inhabitants of a place, considering the presence of others as a resource, and finding – in the sharing of spaces and resources – economic, ecological and identity solutions for the inhabitants of a place.
Anna Tampieri will surprise us with her many international patents: bones made from timber (“From Wood to Bone”, recognized in 2009 by Time Magazine as the 30th most important research project in the world), bone substitutes with magnetic properties, skulls.
Anna will show the processes by which a material is obtained, starting from raw materials
right up to human trials. She will also evaluate with us the improvements that this research can make to human life. She is currently head of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Finceramica SpA and scientific advisor to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. Since 2008 she has been a member of the ” Nanomedicine Platform” of the European
Commission. Since 2011 she has been an affiliate member of the Senior Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, Texas, where she is a consultant in the Science of Materials for regenerative medicine
Marco Astorri,along with his friend and colleague, Guy Cicognani, is the creator
the future of plastic, a plastic that can dissolve in water within 40 days, two months, and occurring without even a drop of oil, but the leftovers of the sugar. A great saving of time and money, right?
“The great inventions start from the observation of small phenomena”.
For example, the idea of bio-plastics occurred to Marco Astorri in
2006, when he saw a piece of plastic left on a mountain meadow, “was
not a pretty sight to see all those little rectangles of colored
plastic on the green meadows, and know that they would remain there
for thousands of years if no one had collected” says Astorri. That’s
how he and his friend Guy Cicognani decided to create their own
bio-plastic Minerv – a PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate), a polymer made from
sugar beet and dairy products – which should go into production in
2012. PHA is produced naturally and biodegrades without polluting and
without leaving traces, it is the first biodegradable plastic produced
from industrial waste, and could therefore be the solution to creating
new plastic without using oil. This type of biodegradation of polymers
is the ‘future’ of global biodegradability.
The amazing thing – almost as much as their invention – is that
neither Astorri nor Cicognani are scientists: Astorri has trained as a
graphic designer, while Cicognani studied chemistry at university but
This story is obviously only just beginning.