Agreement with the European Institute of Oncology for a joint research centre for life sciences

The Politecnico di Milano and the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) have today launched a framework agreement for scientific research, through the establishment of the joint research centre ONCO-TECH-LAB – Modeling and Applications for Human Health, which will combine the Politecnico di Milano’s know-how in artificial intelligence, robotics and cutting-edge tissue engineering technologies with IEO’s extensive knowledge in life sciences.

ONCO-TECH-LAB is a platform that integrates the two partners’ human, instrumental and logistical resources in order to increase the critical mass and quality of research, thus opening up access to national and international calls, funding and programmes for both institutions. The main area covered by the agreement is oncology, plus other disciplines: haematology, immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, transplantology and diagnostic imaging.

The initiative stems from the awareness that synergy between biomedical research and technology is the winning strategy for bringing together different skills and developing a common language to support research and education. This is the model implemented at ONCO-TECH-LAB, a multidisciplinary driving force for bringing scientific discoveries more efficiently into the reality of patient care.

Guido Baroni, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano and coordinator of the Joint Research Centre.

Life Sciences