Toscana Life Sciences is a non-profit organization active throughout the region in supporting research activities and promoting the creation of innovative companies in the Life Sciences field. Founded at the instigation of Tuscany’s principal university, clinical, industrial and financial institutions, the Foundation is based in Siena, in the historical “Torre Fiorentina” area, where Achille Sclavo founded the eponymous Istituto Sieroterapico e Vaccinogeno Toscano in 1904, and where important multinational vaccine companies now strategically choose to locate their primary research and development activities. An environment of excellence that is part of a regional panorama in which the Life Sciences play a strategic role.
We help Life Sciences start-ups and companies to structure and ramp up their business project, offering support for business development, from writing a business plan to the search for investors. read more
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The bioincubator is the natural habitat for the birth and development of new companies (start-ups and spin-offs) in the Life Sciences sector. A "home" where research groups and companies that are already active can also find spaces, technological facilities and services to grow and compete in the Life Sciences market. A dynamic environment with over 3000 square meters of laboratories in which to capitalize on ideas and construct valuable relationships.
Joining the bioincubator is simple. Discover how we can help you give birth to your company or develop your research activities within our spaces. We operate in the following sectors: biotech, pharma, medical devices, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and ICT applied to heathacare. You can apply for incubation or choose the TLS affiliation path to use our services.
TLS collaborates in the management of the activities of the Office for the Valorization of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research (UVaR) at the Directorate General for Citizenship Rights and Social Cohesion of the Tuscany Region.
The first experience of this type in Italy, UVaR offers support for the management and exploitation of research results in coordination with the region’s universities, graduate schools and university hospitals in order to structure a synergistic system that supports research and innovation in Tuscany.
TLS manages the activities of the regional cluster that aggregates all of the public and private subjects working in the following sectors in Tuscany: biotech, pharma, medical devices, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and ICT applied to heathacare.
The Tuscany-based “New technologies for Life” Technical Vocational School [Istituto Tecnico Superiore (ITS) "Nuove tecnologie per la Vita"] trains specialized technicians in the chemical-pharmaceutical sector through two-year post-high school courses constructed on the basis of the needs and requirements of companies.
The MAD Lab research team at TLS Foundation started activities in 2018 thanks to a 2.5 million euros ERC Advanced Grant focused on anti-microbialresistance and has grown quickly thanks to various funding sources received for tackling different health challenges
The project has the ambitious aim to conceptually allow the molecular prediction of diabetes type 2 and the response or resistance to molecular targeting interventions through the development of an innovative LOC (lab on chip) able to reveal important epigenotypes and rare genetic variations.
This grant aims to support young researchers in establishing independent laboratories focused on the cutting-edge oncology research. Specifically, we are interested in studying one of the most frequent tumours of B lymphocytes, B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
The quality control of botanicals requires in-depth knowledge of each phytocomplex and the definition of standards to ensure the authenticity of the product and its ingredients. Toscana Life Sciences has created a research and quality control structure capable of providing quali-quantitative protocols of widely consumed vegetable matrices in order to define their phytochemical profile, as well as both their consolidated and traditional use.
Supported also by philanthropic funds from a crowdfunding promoted by Coop (Unicoop Firenze; Unicoop Tirreno; Coop Centro Italia; Coop Alleanza 3.0; Coop Unione Amiatina e Coop Reno), the Data Science for Health (DaScH) Laboratory is the new TLS research unit for the application of data sciences and new technologies at the service of scientific research.
Toscana Life Sciences will coordinate the project in partnership with excellent actors from Germany, Spain, Polland and with the Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica (Lombardy Region), in order to elaborate guidelines supporting future research and innovation programmes concerning Personalised Medicine.
The health systems’ transformation from reactive treatment models to predictive and preventive systems, so as the personalised medicine paradigm implementation, requires cooperation and coordination among different actors, not only at European and Community level, with the aim of building an integrated action plan to foster the innovation in this field.
Introducing young people to the world of research, science, innovation and business culture. With this objective, TLS has launched numerous initiatives to communicate science in high schools and promote entrepreneurship, both through its own projects and in collaboration with other public and private partners.
TLS is committed to supporting the advancement of research in the field of orphan diseases, working as a link between basic research and its industrial application in the biomedical and pharmaceutical fields.