The Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri is a non-profit biomedical research organization with major activities on drug research. It was established in Milan in 1961 and there are now research units in Bergamo, Ranica (near Bergamo) and Santa Maria Imbaro (near Chieti).
The Institute’s main goal is to contribute to the defence of human health and life.
The Institute’s research programs span from the molecular level to the whole human being.
The Institute’s research is mainly concentrated in the fight against cancer, nervous system and mental illnesses, cardiovascular and kidney diseases, rare diseases, and the toxic effects of environmental contaminants.
About 1000 people work at the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri.