Understand and control the mechanic interaction of cells in order to develop specific therapeutic approaches against cancer progression

The Mechano·Control aims to come up with new therapeutic or diagnostic approaches for cancer and other diseases. The project integrates experimental data with computational modelling to establish the rules driving biological response to mechanics and adhesion. Beyond its focus on breast cancer, the general principles targeted by the project’s technology will have high applicability in oncology, regenerative medicine and biomaterials.