Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
Abbreviated name IRCCS
Owner/Developer Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
Abbreviated owner IRCCS
Country Italy
Languages English, Italian
Contact email
Description The Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research is a not-for-profit biomedical research organization. The Institute’s main aim is to help defend human health and life. To achieve this goal, we need a fuller understanding of the innermost workings of living organisms; we need to know why diseases arise, and what happens inside an organism when foreign substances enter it. The Institute’s research programs therefore span from the molecular level to the whole human being, and the findings help build up the basis for developing new drugs, and making existing ones more effective. The main research headings are the battle against cancer, nervous and mental illnesses, cardiovascular and kidney diseases, rare diseases and the toxic effects of environmental contaminants. The Institute is also involved in research on pain relief and drug addiction. Parallel to its biomedical investigations, the Mario Negri Institute runs training schemes for laboratory technicians and graduate researchers. It takes part in a range of initiatives to communicate information in biomedicine, on a general level and with the specific aims of improving health care practice, and encouraging more rational use of drugs.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories Non-Governmental Organization
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Audio / Video, Social media, E-mail
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Students, Scientists, Industry, Researchers
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Toxicological and safety evaluation, Education and training, Documentation and information, Fundamental studies, Method development
Technology/Tools Alternative test methods (in vitro), Non-testing methods (in silico), Animal testing (in vivo)