Istituto humanitas

The Istituto Clinico Humanitas is a specialised general hospital, accredited with the National Health Service for outpatient and hospitalization. It is an Institute of Hospital Care (IRCCS) in the field of immunodegenerative diseases, recognized by the Ministry of Health and by Lombardy Region among  the centers that stand out for the quality of care and the ability to transfer the results obtained in research and innovation into daily clinical practice.

The Institute is equipped with an emergency department of High Specialty included into the Emergency network of the Lombardy Region with more than 50,000 accesses per year. The hospital is home to the courses of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, of the International Medical School, the Master of Biotechnology and Degreer of Science in Nursing of the University Statale of Milan.

Humanitas hospital is the first Italian hospital to have obtained the quality certification by the Joint Commission International and its activity for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation meets the needs of citizens at the local, national and international level.

The Humanitas Clinical Institute is involved in the subproject 3 of Superpig.

Dr. Paolo Vezzoni is the director of the Laboratory of Medical Biotechnology at the Humanitas Foundation. As deputy director of the Human Genome Project coordinated by prof. Renato Dulbecco, he has been a pioneer in genomics and for the results achieved in the field of genetics of human diseases and in the production of transgenic animal models using transgenic technologies. He is author of more than one hundred publications, he provides his expertise in the field of regenerative medicine, having used animal models for therapy based on the use of hematopoietic stem cells. His team is looking, in particular at the differentiation of iPS cells into hematopoietic line, and it can benefit from the experience gained by Dr. Francesca Ficara who spent five years at Stanford University working on the biology of the hematopoietic system and since January 2010 she is carrying out her research at the Humanitas Foundation. Two young researchers also complete his team.