WHO WE ARE
The Association for Rare Diseases and the Mauro Baschirotto Foundation founded the Institute B.I.R.D. Europe.
The Institute is a reference center for rare diseases with genetic and non genetic origins and contributes to the actual possibilities for diagnosis and treatment of these pathologies.
The social impact of the rare diseases is heavy due to the physical and psychological damages for patients and to the relative high number of affected people concentrated in specific geographical areas, or inside particular populations.
Diagnosis and medical treatments of these pathologies are scarce or absent. Therefore, the aims of the Institute are to acquire deep knowledgment of genetic diseases and to develop reliable methods and diagnostic instruments. Furthermore, it helps in finding specific and efficient drugs and therapies for each pathology.
The Institute has an important role in supporting Universities and private organizations, by the establishment of collaborations and scientific projects for diagnosis and research in both genetic and non genetic rare diseases.
The activities of the Institute supported by the administration and by the PR office are mainly two:
- Diagnosis and Research on Rare Diseases performed in the Medical Genetics Lab
- Clinical activities and patient rehabilitation
“Mauro Baschirotto” Institute for Rare Disease
B.I.R.D. Europe Foundation onlus
Via B.Bizio, 1 – 36023 Costozza di Longare (VI) Italy
Phone +39 0444 555 557 ~ Fax +39 0444 555 034