Welcome to the homepage of the Laboratories for Translational Research of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale!

The Laboratories for Translational Research of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale are dedicated to applied biomedical research through a multidisciplinary approach, aimed at improving health and at understanding human disease.

Our research teams are interdisciplinary and include biologists, biochemists, physicians, pharmacologists, technicians and students. We use cutting edge technologies ranging from biomolecules, cell cultures and organoids to organs on a chip from animal and human origin. We are committed to work with animal models only when strictly unavoidable.

The administrative team supports all research groups in the management of all administrative and financial tasks.

In addition to our focus on translational research, we are dedicated to teaching and training young scientists to foster their career in basic and clinical research. Open positions for master and doctoral thesis are available.

The Laboratories for Translational Research were born in 2019 from the initiative and support of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale and are funded by private donations, by charitable organizations, by biotech companies and by foundations for scientific research. In October 2021 the laboratories moved to the new research building located in via Francesco Chiesa 5 in Bellinzona.