The leading Italian hospital group


With more than 1.000 researchers, 1.818 number of scientific publications per year, Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato is the LARGEST MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTION OF ITALY.

Our Main Success

San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene
Therapy (SR-Tiget)

Ospedale San Raffaele is the only hospital in the world which currently can treat with gene therapy adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immune deficiency (ADA SCID), better known as ‘bubble babies’ syndrome. Strimvelis is the first life-saving treatment in the world using ex vivo gene therapy for ADA SCID.


SR-Tiget is an internationally renowned center which develops NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR GENE TRANSFER AND GENE EDITING.

In line with its translational nature, SR-Tiget commits itself to establish strategic alliances with pharmaceutical multinational corporations (GlaxoSmithKline and Biogen), with whom it cooperates to translate research into therapies for all patients who need them.

San Raffaele Diabetes Research Institute(DRI)

San Raffaele Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) has been the first center in the world (in 1990) to perform pancreatic islet transplantation to treat patients with type 1 diabetes.
Today, with a history of more than 200 patients and 400 cell infusions, the Diabetes Research Institute is a leading center worldwide for the implementation and enhancement of this experimental treatment, which aims at recreating the function of insulin-producing cells in a host organ like the liver.

The main objectives of DRI researchers working on islet transplantation are improving the procedre to guarantee cells engraftment, finding new and affordable beta cells sources (using stem cells) and controlling immune response after transplant to avoid degeneration of the newly transplanted cells.


The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University was inaugurated in 1996 with its Psychology course, soon followed by the courses of Medicine, in 1998, and Philosophy, in 2002.
Since its establishment, the University has been characterized by a strong integration of teaching and research, in each of its facets: basic, philosophical and social.

The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is a point of reference in the field of university education, as one of the top academic institutions in Italy. Each department is a complex structure including, other than the undergraduate and graduate courses, research centers, doctoral schools and masters.

The mission of Vita-Salute San Raffaele is to answer to the question Quid est homo, What is the man, strongly believing that the human kind is biologically, psychologically and spiritually unique.