The Molecular Imaging Center (CIM- www.cim.unito.it) at the University of Torino is a cross-disciplinary chemistry and life science lab. Our work at the CIM is to develop imaging probes that support preclinical research with focus in several life science areas. It was founded by a joined initiative of chemists, biologists and physicians approved as Center of Excellence by the Italian Ministry of University and Research in 2001.
Currently, the CIM is an international imaging science center equipped with state-of-the-art imaging instrumentations covering all the available imaging modalities as well as multimodality imaging.
Since 2016, it coordinates the activities of the Euro-BioImaging (www.eurobioimaging.eu) multi-sited "Multi-Modal Molecular Imaging Italian Node" (MMMI), which offers access to Molecular Imaging technologies and related services to national and trans-national researchers. Users can access our services at a discounted rate by applying at the Euro-BioImaging Web Access Portal (https://www.eurobioimaging-interim.eu). More info on the MMMI Node website (http://www.mmmi.unito.it).
- Metabolic Imaging & hyperpolarization
- MRI at low magnetic field and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Agents
- Imaging tumor microenvironment
- Gadolinium based MRI contrast agents
- Development of contrast agents for Image-Guided Therapy procedures
- Design of Paramagnetic CEST Agents
- Nano- and micro-systems for in vitro diagnostic
- NeuroBioImaging Lab
- Diamond Lab
- Photoacoustic Imaging applications in molecular medicine