Meet in Italy for Life Sciences aims to showcase Italian excellences in the sector and to provide an opportunity for discussing ideas with international partners. Life Sciences represent a growing and dynamic sector thanks to continuous scientific discoveries and the development of new analytical techniques and methods. The three days will be organized around 3 parallel streams aimed at strengthening the Life Sciences sector and facilitating networking between companies, research centres and laboratories, investors, start-ups, national and regional institutions, industry trade groups, clusters, technological parks, incubators, universities, etc.
The introduction of new technologies for massive DNA sequencing, known as “next generation sequencing”, enable investigation of the entire human genome to identify the genetic or molecular bases of different diseases or different individual responses to medications. Thanks to the availability of increasing numbers of sequenced human genomes, research scientists are now able to develop novel therapeutic approaches based on precision and personalized medicine, the new frontier that combines genetic data and information on the diseases of hundreds of thousands of individuals to obtain customised treatments for the single patient.