Italy’s top-ranked public Hospital for the quantity and quality of research.

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The Policlinico of Milan is Italy’s top-ranked public Hospital for the quantity and quality of research: a position attributed by the Ministry of Health for the relevance of scientific publications, the ability to attract funding, the large number of patients involved in clinical trials, and the quantity of granted patents.

Recognized in 1981 as an Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (IRCCS - italian acronym of Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico), the Policlinico does biomedical and health research by integrating it with the patient care pathway: clinical and translational activities focus on prevention, new diagnostic techniques and increasingly effective therapies, bringing the discoveries obtained in the laboratories to have a concrete impact on patients' health.

The hospital's multi-specialty nature is its distinguishing note, because it enables it to address different areas of care simultaneously and thus give patients the best care, at all ages of life: not only for the best-known diseases but also for more than 330 rare diseases.


It has at its disposal the most advanced techniques for precision medicine, such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), transcriptomics, epigenomics and in vitro functional models.


New cell and gene therapies are also possible thanks to a 500-square-meter high-security biobank, included in the Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure - European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC).



Technology Transfer Office

To protect, enhance and transfer to companies the inventions of our researchers, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO), the first entity among Italian public IRCCSs dedicated to promoting the results of scientific research and developing relationships with industrial partners, is active.

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University Pole

The collaboration with the University of Milan represents an asset for the development of projects in the field of biomedicine, thanks to the wide casuistry present at the Policlinico.  A partnership that allows our IRCCS to have high-profile scientific researchers among its professionals.

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In the scientific community, the Polyclinic is at the center of European Networks for diagnosis and treatment thanks to the expertise of its professionals and the presence of multidisciplinary teams.

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The IRCCS Networks

The Policlinico is part of thematic networks, for the development of research projects and common protocols of care with the aim of fostering diagnostic innovation and advancement in therapeutic procedures.

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eurobiobank telethon

At the center of European Networks for diagnosis and treatment

Policlinico of Milan is the Italian public hospital with the highest number of ERN (European Reference Network) awards, thus positioning itself as a scientific reference point at the highest European level.

ERNs bring together teams of specialists across Europe and advanced technologies to address rare diseases and disorders.

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