Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
The Mario Negri Institute’s laboratories have been situated in the Kilometro Rosso Science and Technology Park since July 2010, and the building takes its name from Anna Maria Astori, whose generous bequest made the construction of the building possible.
The research carried out at the Centro Anna Maria Astori involves the fields of renal diseases and diabetes, transplant immunology, clinical pharmacology, molecular and regenerative medicine, bioengineering, and some aspects of oncology and rare diseases.
The centre currently employs around 100 people and is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including electron and confocal microscopy, sterile rooms for cell culture, laboratories for cellular and molecular biology, and all the necessary equipment for pharmacological assays.
In addition to conducting research, the centre organizes study and training courses for young graduates, such as PhD programmes, as well as regional specialization courses.
The Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research is a private non-profit foundation that operates in the biomedical research field. Its aim is to contribute to safeguarding human health and life. Founded in 1961, the institute currently employs around 750 people in three locations: Milan, Bergamo, and Ranica (BG). The institute does not patent any of its discoveries and has always maintained its independence – from industry, the Italian state, and academia – aligning itself instead with patients.
The institute’s areas of research include cardiovascular diseases, oncology, neuroscience and mental health, renal diseases, rare diseases, pain management, pediatric diseases, transplant rejection, drug abuse and environmental pollution.