The Mario Negri Institute is a private and independent non-profit scientific organization which operates in the field of biomedical research, with the aim of improving human health. Born in 1961 in Milan, today it has 3 sites, Milan, Bergamo and Ranica (BG) and employs about 700 people. The Mario Negri has three main objectives: carrying out scientific research projects, training young people, disseminating the results of research at all levels.
The institute conducts scientific research by taking stock of the problems that patients face, then moves to experimental models – at the cellular and molecular level – and then the focus returns to patients. The institute also evaluates the efficacy of health interventions, and of training and information dissemination activities aimed at the public.
The public-health mission of the Mario Negri Institute is achieved through a working model of institutional integrity that bypasses several ways that commercialized research has corrupted transparent science, valid results, and trustworthy clinical practice.