unique features of the Science Park derive from the rapid development
of the San Raffaele Institute in health care and research along
with the elevated standards which have characterised the San Raffaele
Foundation from its inception.
The new, modern hospital was initially established in Milan by the
San Raffaele Foundation in the early seventies in close connection
with the University of Milan School of Medicine.
collaboration permitted San Raffaele to include in its staff a group
of young and qualified professors and to become a branch of the
School of Medicine for clinical teaching and assistance.
thereafter, the hospital was recognised by the Ministry of Health
as a Scientific Institute (IRCCS), i.e. a hospital devoted primarily
to research, initially in the fields of diabetes and metabolic disorders.
Because of the high quality of medical skills and patient care provided,
San Raffaele has been rapidly expanding adding new clinical disciplines
to its original interests.
it is equipped with about one thousand beds for patient care and
provides outstanding services in the fields of general medicine,
surgery, paediatrics, gynaecology, cardiology, heart surgery, neuroradiology,
neurosurgery, orthopaedics and rehabilitation medicine as well as
continuing its interests in diabetes and setting up new technologies
in the fields of diagnostic bio-imaging and laboratory medicine.
San Raffaele Scientific Institute is acknowledged at the national
level to be both a highly specialised and qualified hospital, capable
of carrying out clinical drug development.
the last few years a number of clinical studies have been performed
(Phase I-IV), including single and multiple dose tolerance, studies
with radiolabelled compounds, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic
studies on a large number of selected subjects in many disciplines.
San Raffaele, clinical trials are performed following the international
standards (Good Clinical Practice, GCP) and 75% of the total sponsored
trials are international multi-centre programs.
technical and administrative support, with the help of the internal
Ethics Review Committee, guarantees compliance with the legal and
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