Need Institute. Mission.
Need institute is a foundation whose main objective
is the promotion of medical research for the treatment
and rehabilitation of neurological diseases
Need Institute aspires to a complete satisfaction of the
needs of neurological patients, helping them approach and
benefit from the results of medical research, in order to
improve and possibly resolve their problems related to
Problems and opportunities.
In the last two decades, medical research has produced a relevant amount of information and data relating to neurological diseases. This was possible thanks to new instruments, that couldn’t even be imagined up to a few years ago. New techniques for the Human Genome sequencing, innovative technologies for biomedical analysis (such as transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) and increasingly more accurate and specific diagnostic equipment.
However, this undeniable progress has highlighted a frequent detachment between research and clinical practice. In fact, the present scenario offers a fast growing amount of knowledge that need to be transferred and evaluated in a clinical environment, in order to assess any positive result onpatients. In other words, this enormous amount of data is not always adequately transformed into an effective “day-by-day” medical assistance.
What does Need Institute do?
Need Institute follows the principles of Traditional Research. This implies a deep clinical and biomolecular
study of neurological patients in order to transfer these laboratory studies into a daily clinical practice.
However, Need Institute is also aware that patients are first of all persons.
Need institute follows an interdisciplinary model. It promotes and builds a network of doctors,
neuro-biologists, psychologists, bio-engineers and other professionals sharing and analysing clinical,
instrumental and biological data of neurological patients. This network should help the study and activation
of new e more effective medical treatments. A “virtuous circle” that can create relevant benefits both for
single patients and for the whole community.
Implementation of research results
satisfy the patients’ needs both from a clinical-therapeutic and
rehabilitation point of view. This type of activity is destined to
patients eligible for hospital or ambulatory treatments (in partner
Hospitals or Rehab centres).
Creation and promotion
of research projects.
- Improve the understanding
of the pathological process
of neurological diseases
- Identify possible
diagnostic and prognostic
- Develop new treatments
that can be useful in daily
- Develop new synergies
between research laboratories
- Sustain specific research
programmes for neurological
Education and publishing
the Foundation wants to develop
scientific communication activities
and educational paths for healthcare
assistants, the real actors of this
WHO WE ARE
Dott. Massimo Corbo
Massimo Corbo, Neurologist. He obtained his Medical Degree at Milan University, followed by a period as researcher at Columbia University in New York City. He worked for several famous Medical Institutes, among which Ospedale San Raffaele, Istituto Auxologico Italiano and Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, all in Milan, where he reached a widespread knowledge and experience in the Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular diseases. At the present time, he’s the Director of the Scientific Committee of CCP (Casa Cura Policlinico in Milan), an advanced neurological rehabilitation centre.
Dott. Massimo Caprino
Massimo Caprino. He obtained his Business Management Degree at Cattolica University in Milan. He has worked for several international Business consultancy companies before joining the medical environment, where he operated both in the institutional (European Community, Italian Ministry of Education, Regional Bureaus), industrial and clinical environments focusing on technological and manufacturing innovation and its organizational implementation. At the present time, he cooperates with the Scientific Committee at CCP (Casa Cura Policlinico in Milan) as Innovation Director, developing research projects with a strong multidisciplinary, translational and transnational content.
Board of founders
Dr. Ernesto Panza
Dr. Emanuele Panza
Dr. Massimo Corbo
Scientific Committee – Members
Prof.ssa Laura Calzà
Pre-clinical studies expert
Dr.ssa Ilaria Dallera
Dr. Marco Feligioni
and Translational Medicine expert
How to support us.
The amount of economic resources will determine the actual range of
action of the Foundation. Fund raising projects and specific
partnerships will help contribute to the cause. A work-in-progress
that will need everybody’s help, even yours.
How to support us:
VAT number – tax code 97762860159