San Raffaele Scientific Institute

The San Raffaele Scientific Institute is the largest and most important private research center in Italy.
Shortly after its foundation, San Raffaele was granted the status of IRCCS (Research Hospital), which favoured its development as a center for clinical research, focusing initially on diabetes and metabolic disorders. In 1992, San Raffaele expanded further with the inauguration of DIBIT, a scientific complex where more than 250 people are involved in basic, translational and clinical research.
DIBIT is part of the largest biomedical science park in Italy, which includes the San Raffaele Hospital, Science Park Raf, created to support the foundation's development, and the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
In 2007, the DIBIT-2 project came into being; three more research buildings were built to empower the various fields in which San Raffele has become highly renowned.
At present approximately 660 scientists and technicians are working in DIBIT1 and DIBIT 2, including postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and undergraduate students. Furthermore, 20 associates provide research services. In addition, 670 physicians work in clinical research projects 
Our scientific production continues to show impressive progress as regards peer-to-peer publications and its overall quality.
The competitiveness of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute is also demonstrated by its ability to attract funding not only from public (Ministry of Health, Superior Institute of Health, Ministry of University and Research), but also from private Italian sources (mainly Telethon, the Italian Association for Cancer Research and Bank Foundations) and from international sources (European Community, European Research Council, American National Institute of Health, World Health Organization, Association for International Cancer Research, Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, among others).
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