The Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), is one of the most important universities in Europe for engineering and architecture studies, strongly committed to collaboration with industry. Located in Turin, the Politecnico PoliTO is known both in Italy and abroad as a leading institution to study engineering and architecture. PoliTO university has more than 33,000 students, and about 16% are foreign – the highest percentage in Italy.
Engineering for Life and Health Sciences has a long and proud history at the Politecnico di Torino where, staring from the seventies, research activity has been devoted to integrating Engineering Science and Technology to solve problems in human health. From those times, the increasing request by biomedical industry and health institutions for support in research and development of new products and services caused a constant growth of the group and its finalization to new fields of research and technology transfer for innovation and development.
PolitoBIOMed Lab is an interdepartmental center which aims to group the main skills of Politecnico in engineering and biomedical sciences to investigate the interaction between the biological world and the artificial systems, from nano-scale to macro-scale. Multidisciplinary research, training and technology transfer in the biomedical sector are its main pillars. 3 main R&D areas are developed (identified on the base of the responsibility to respond to the social challenge represented by the growing need for early diagnosis, personalized therapy, activation of the self-healing mechanism, in order to increase the quality of life): integrative biomechanics, ICT for Health and New Materials and Nanotechnologies for Bio-applications.