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The Clinical Research Center for Rare Diseases “Aldo e Cele Daccò” is located in Ranica, near Bergamo. It was established in 1992, when the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, a scientific, private and not-for-profit biomedical research organization, decided to expand its activities to include clinical research within its own facilities. The Center was created to promote the independent clinical research and to develop plans for patients with rare and orphaned diseases.
Daccò Center is a unique example of structure that develops every step of a research project. To this aim, scientists and other professionals as doctors, nurses, biologists, pharmacologists, chemists, biotechnologists, statitians, informatici, ecnomists, work together to develop and perform methodologies aimed at assessing in detail the health status of each patients.
The Center is conceived as a complex project for the implementation of clinical research. To serve this scope, distinct operating levels are designed which are strictly intertwined and closely collaborating: the Transplant Research Center “Chiara Cucchi de Alessandri e Gilberto Crespi”; The “Angelo and Angela Valenti” Health Economics Center (CESAV); GIVITI (Gruppo Italiano Valutazione Interventi Terapia Intensiva); ISN-GO (ex COMGAN, Commission on Global Advancement of Nephrology) Research Committee that operates inside the International Society of Nephrology to provide a global strategy for the prevention of progressive renal diseases in emerging countries.
The Center is well-equipped with laboratories, a day hospitale and with a lot of space for patients and scientists, many rooms for training and a 140 places Conference Room. During the year, international scientific meetings are carried out periodically and many clinical research courses are organized for doctors, nurses and statisticians.
It is entitled to Aldo and Cele Daccò because the Institute is undoubtedly grateful to the Daccò family for their generous contributions that allowed the complete restoration of Villa Camozzi.