Established in 2014 in Italy, since 2017 the group of scientists and professionals active under ISOPROG Onlus have re-organized as an international (ITA-USA) network of expert patients for patients (the ISOPROG-Somatolink EPFP network) thanks to the partnership with Philadephia-based Somatolink Foundation inc (501c).
The network include experts with cumulative experience of more than three decades in the areas of bio medicine, bioengineering, computational biology, digital medicine, bio-technologies, large data management, patenting, advanced molecular diagnostics and genomics, various branches of oncology, academic education and professional training.
The expert team members have gained their training and professional experience at both the national and international level as well as in the academic and industrial fields, both public and private.
This multi-disciplinary team knowledge is conveyed into full projects development, consultancies and management of research and development workflows, business planning and infrastructures design of advanced healthcare and innovative academics.
Founder & Scientific Director
Pierluigi Scalia, born in Caltanissetta and naturalized in the US, is a physician-scientist and an Italian-American social entrepreneur (class 1968). He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Catania, then he continued his career in the United States that granted him citizenship based upon scientific merits and the Italian title of doctor of endocrine-molecular sciences. Two decades of experience in basic and applied research in the academic and private sector backed by international scientific publications and patented cancer biomarker research. He is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific articles in oncology and owner of patented research on a tumorigenic mechanism of proliferation and blood vessel formation shared by solid tumors. His expertise includes the identification of cancer biomarkers, the validation of molecular and genomic tests, the management of complex multidisciplinary projects, professional and academic training, patenting, biotech start-up and consultancies on international projects in health and oncology (such as the “Tumaini” project in Tanzania in 2013). Pierluigi is also a US certified technologist in Molecular Biology and Molecular Pathology and co-founder and scientific director of two biotech start-up companies (in California and Delaware). He was a professor at various American Colleges and Faculty in Genetics at the Department of Biology & Chemistry of Azusa University in Los Angeles. Currently, he is an adjunct associate professor at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. Among his professional objectives is the establishment of an International Research Center in support of personalized oncology in southern Italy.
Updated on 2020-07-08T18:42:16+00:00, by .