mr. drs. V.W. Steenbrink

mr. drs. V.W. Steenbrink

Associate Professor
mr. drs. V.W. Steenbrink
  • Department of Orthopaedics

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Dr. Riccardo Levato is Assistant Professor of Biofabrication and Regenerative Medicine at the Department of Orthopedics, University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) and at the Regenerative Medicine Center Utrecht. His main research focus are on the development of Biofabrication strategies to create bioprinted and lab-made tissue models, particularly for osteochondral regeneration. At UMCU, working at the frontier between engineering, biology and biomedical sciences,  he focuses especially on novel treatments for cartilage and osteochondral defects and their application in translational regenerative medicine. For his work on biofabrication, he was conferred the 2015 Julia Polak award by the European Society for Biomaterials and the 2016 Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award.  Dr. Levato worked in several research groups across Europe: 3Bs, University of Minho, (Portugal); BioMatLab, Technical University of Milan (Italy), Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC, Spain), in the field of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, and holds a cum laude PhD in Biomedical Engineering (obtained at the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain).

Research Output (52)

Fabrication of MSC-laden composites of hyaluronic acid hydrogels reinforced with MEW scaffolds for cartilage repair

Galarraga Jonathan H, Locke Ryan C, Witherel Claire E, Stoeckl Brendan D, Castilho Miguel, Mauck Robert L, Malda Jos, Levato Riccardo, Burdick Jason A 1 Dec 2021, In: Biofabrication. 14

Platelet-rich plasma does not inhibit inflammation or promote regeneration in human osteoarthritic chondrocytes in vitro despite increased proliferation Response

Rikkers Margot, Dijkstra Koen, Terhaard Bastiaan F., Admiraal Jon, Levato Riccardo, Malda Jos, Vonk Lucienne A. Dec 2021, In: Cartilage. 13 , p. 1824S-1826S

High-resolution lithographic biofabrication of hydrogels with complex microchannels from low-temperature-soluble gelatin bioresins

Levato Riccardo, Lim Khoon S, Li Wanlu, Asua Ane Urigoitia, Peña Laura Blanco, Wang Mian, Falandt Marc, Bernal Paulina Nuñez, Gawlitta Debby, Zhang Yu Shrike, Woodfield Tim B F, Malda Jos Sep 2021, In: Materials Today Bio. 12 , p. 1-13

Hydrogel-Based Bioinks for Cell Electrowriting of Well-Organized Living Structures with Micrometer-Scale Resolution

Castilho Miguel, Levato Riccardo, Bernal Paulina Nunez, de Ruijter Mylène, Sheng Christina Y, van Duijn Joost, Piluso Susanna, Ito Keita, Malda Jos 8 Feb 2021, In: Biomacromolecules. 22 , p. 855-866 12 p.

Biofabrication of a shape-stable auricular structure for the reconstruction of ear deformities

Otto I. A., Capendale P. E., Garcia J. P., de Ruijter M., van Doremalen R. F.M., Castilho M., Lawson T., Grinstaff M. W., Breugem C. C., Kon M., Levato R., Malda J. Jan 2021, In: Materials Today Bio. 9 , p. 1-11

Bioprinting of Human Liver-Derived Epithelial Organoids for Toxicity Studies

Bouwmeester Manon C., Bernal Paulina N., Oosterhoff Loes A., van Wolferen Monique E., Lehmann Vivian, Vermaas Monique, Buchholz Maj Britt, Peiffer Quentin C., Malda Jos, van der Laan Luc J.W., Kramer Nynke I., Schneeberger Kerstin, Levato Riccardo, Spee Bart 2021, In: Macromolecular Bioscience. 21 , p. 1-10

Progenitor Cells in Healthy and Osteoarthritic Human Cartilage Have Extensive Culture Expansion Capacity while Retaining Chondrogenic Properties

Rikkers M., Korpershoek J. V., Levato R., Malda J., Vonk L. A. 2021, In: Cartilage. 13 , p. 129S-142S

Rapid Photocrosslinking of Silk Hydrogels with High Cell Density and Enhanced Shape Fidelity:Rapid Photocrosslinking of Silk Hydrogels with High Cell Density and Enhanced Shape Fidelity (Adv. Healthcare Mater, (2020), 9, (1901667), 10.1002/adhm.201901667)

Cui Xiaolin, Soliman Bram G., Alcala-Orozco Cesar R., Li Jun, Vis Michelle A.M., Santos Miguel, Wise Steven G., Levato Riccardo, Malda Jos, Woodfield Tim B.F., Rnjak-Kovacina Jelena, Lim Khoon S. 18 Nov 2020, In: Advanced Healthcare Materials. 9 , p. 1-1

Impact of Endotoxins in Gelatine Hydrogels on Chondrogenic Differentiation and Inflammatory Cytokine Secretion In Vitro

Groen Wilhelmina M G A C, Utomo Lizette, Castilho Miguel, Gawlitta Debby, Malda Jos, Weeren P René van, Levato Riccardo, Korthagen Nicoline M 2 Nov 2020, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 21 , p. 1-17 17 p.

Differential production of cartilage ECM in 3D agarose constructs by equine articular cartilage progenitor cells and mesenchymal stromal cells

Schmidt Stefanie, Abinzano Florencia, Mensinga Anneloes, Teßmar Jörg, Groll Jürgen, Malda Jos, Levato Riccardo, Blunk Torsten 25 Sep 2020, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 21 , p. 1-19 19 p.

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