Insubria becomes the “Biotech Valley”
From Pavia to Lugano, passing through Como and Varese. The Ticino Axis puts some fifty organisations operating in the biotechnology field online, extending to Tecnopolo in Lugano.
A group of success stories that continues to expand, that, today, thanks to an important agreement signed in the “Ville Ponti”, in Varese, has opened the doors to a strategic partner likeTecnopolo, in Lugano. By signing the agreement, the president of Tecnopolo, Marco Baggiolini, has undertaken to promote the growth of the district and to collaborate with other bodies involved in scientific, technological and professional research. "It is an important agreement, which allows creating a bridge between Lombard companies and the biomedical district of the Canton Ticino, which represents excellence in Europe," explains Professor Alberto Onetti, CrESIT’s Director, and the promoter of many initiatives in the district. But what is Tecnopolo in Lugano, and why should an Italian company turn to a foreign organisation to increase its business? Baggiolini provided the answer, offering a summary of the work that goes on in the centre and of the advantages, particularly for innovative companies such as those that apply biotechnologies in the health, pharmaceutical and biomedical fields: "Our building has available an area of approximately 1500 m2, and our experts give business advice to anyone that has just started out, and support to help companies develop. At present,there are about a dozen companies housed in Tecnopolo.