Innovative technological solutions for the diagnose of diseases, the follow up of their treatment and to identify the triggers and pathways of disease development. These solutions open the path for a preventive health care, early detection of diseases, a more patient-oriented therapeutic treatment and a reduction of costs of the healthcare system.


Our Environment & Health research aims to identify factors that influence disease risks and promote primary prevention and a healthy life. We focus on the understanding of multiple external influences from the environment and lifestyle on biological responses and health effects.

The detection of diseases in an early stage of development gives many advantages such as a timely and custom made treatment with significant cost savings and the possibility for tracing the cause of the disease. To support the progress in the field of early diagnostics, VITO focusses on the development of biomolecular analytical technologies and the discovery of biomarkers for the healthcare industry and professionals.