The Clinical Research Center for Rare Diseases “Aldo e Cele Daccò” is located in Ranica (Bergamo) at “Villa Camozzi”. The Villa is entitled to Mr. and Mrs. Aldo and Cele Daccò for their generous donation that allowed the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research to completely restore Villa Camozzi.
Since 1992 the center is dealing with promoting and treatment of rare diseases.
The Daccò Center is a unique example of an institution capable of establishing all necessary steps of a clinical research project. To this aim, scientists and professionals like physicians, biologists, bioengineers, nurses, biostatistics, computer technicians, work closely together to evaluate the health status of patients, to monitor and collect the data derived from clinical studies, to elaborate these information to ultimately determine the efficacy of possible new therapeutic strategies. The Center is equipped with laboratories, a Day Hospital and several training - and conference rooms.
Besides the rare diseases activities, the Center is conceived as a complete structure for the implementation of clinical research. The following different sections are closely collaborating:
- the Transplant Research Center “Chiara Cucchi de Alessandri e Gilberto Crespi”;
- the “Angelo e Angela Valenti” Health Economics Center (CESAV)
- the GIVITI Group (Gruppo Italiano Valutazione Interventi Terapia Intensiva) for the evaluation and improvement of the quality of care in Italian Intensive Care Units;
- the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Research and Prevention Committee (for prevention of renal diseases in emerging countries).