MARVEL project workshop | 21 April 2023, Milan, Italy

On 21 April 2023, we had an Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) dedicated workshop in Milan, Italy with the main slogan “Extracellular vesicles: From research to medical application and market readiness”. It was organized by SCITEC-CNR and AMIRES in the frame of the MARVEL EU-funded project.

The workshop was attended by 48 experts and young investigators working in the expansive field of Extracellular Vesicles. Structured around presentations from invited speakers, the workshop aimed to maximize the exploitation potential of the developed results and to create a base for future networking and new partnerships. With this aim, participants also had the chance to participate in a round-table discussion with industrial representatives and leading researchers in this field. The round table titled “Engage & Connect: best practices on the innovation pathway” was structured around short presentations of the panellists on the current needs in their specific areas of interest and on envisioned future trends. During the roundtable discussion, the panellists emphasized the nowadays needs and trends in the EVs field from the point of view of academia, translational (clinical) research, and market.

Overall, the workshop was a success and provided an excellent platform for experts to share their knowledge and collaborate to advance the field of EVs. We would like to express our cordial thanks to all who attended the workshop and helped make this event a success. We have much pleasure in thanking our invited speakers, MARVEL partners, and several organizations, in particular: CNR SCITEC ‘Giulio Natta’, CNR-ITM, Libera Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, USI Università della Svizzera Italiana, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), HansaBioMed Life Sciences Ltd, Paperdrop Diagnostics and Amires for their support and the very efficient help during the symposium.

The organizers gladly acknowledge also many other local people from CNR SCITEC ‘Giulio Natta’ where the event took place, in particular the scientific organizing committee (Marina Cretich and Alessandro Gori), local organizing committee (Paola Gagni, Greta Bergamaschi, Roberto Frigerio) and communication and dissemination manager (Yevhen Horokhovatskyi), who helped with the organization and ensured that in all instances the formal steps went smoothly.