Una storia di impegno e ricerca

In 1971, the Bianchi Bonomi family decided to set up the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Foundation for the purpose of creating a non-profit organisation to support scientific research into haemophilia, hereditary diseases of blood clotting and thrombosis.
The Foundation was provided with real estate and obtained legal status on 22 June, 1977, with DPR No. 1189.
The Foundation’s main focus is to support the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Centre for Haemophilia and Thrombosis of Milan’s Ospedale Maggiore (now known as the IRCCS Cà Granda Foundation, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico) and the University of Milan.

This commitment takes the form of the funding of bursaries for young Italian and overseas researchers, the establishment of laboratories and clinics and the provision of scientific equipment.

The first stage that the Foundation wanted to reach was the creation in Milan of a Medical Centre where doctors and researchers could conduct their scientific and clinical work in the specific sector of hereditary diseases of blood clotting.

The Foundation, therefore, dealt with the establishment at Milan’s Ospedale Maggiore of a series of laboratories complete with all of the necessary equipment, which were donated to the hospital.

In turn, the hospital named the Centre after Angelo Bianchi Bonomi, and subsequently, a University Centre was also created with the same name.

Moreover, the Foundation sponsored two Chairs of Internal Medicine at the University of Milan. It has also set aside funding for the provision of bursaries that will enable young doctors and researchers, from Italy and further afield, to conduct research at the Centre. Over the years, the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Foundation has assigned a large number of study grants: 205 to doctors and researchers from every part of the world (Argentina, China, Colombia, Germany, Holland, India, Iran, Italy, Thailand, Turkey, Slovenia and the UK). 93 scholarships have also been awarded.
From 1992 to 2002, on an annual basis, the Foundation offered an international award to young researchers for the best scientific research in the field of congenital coagulation diseases.

Since 2010, the Foundation has been sponsoring an international randomised study (SIPPET), which is carried out in 78 centres, in 19 countries, across four continents.
The aim of the study is to establish if there is a different incidence in the development of Factor VIII inhibitors in haemophiliac children who have never before been treated with plasmatic or recombinant Factor VIII..

Dal 2012 la Fondazione sostiene lo studio  3Winters-Ips per la creazione di un data base di pazienti con Malattia di Von Willebrandt tipo 3, per approfondire le caratteristiche in relazione alla risposta ai trattamenti utilizzati.

Over the years, the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Foundation has assigned a large number of study grants: 205 to doctors and researchers from every part of the world (Argentina, China, Colombia, Germany, Holland, India, Iran, Italy, Thailand, Turkey, Slovenia and the UK). 93 scholarships have also been awarded.
From 1992 to 2002, on an annual basis, the Foundation offered an international award to young researchers for the best scientific research in the field of congenital coagulation diseases.

Since 2010, the Foundation has been sponsoring an international randomised study (SIPPET), which is carried out in 78 centres, in 19 countries, across four continents.
The aim of the study is to establish if there is a different incidence in the development of Factor VIII inhibitors in haemophiliac children who have never before been treated with plasmatic or recombinant Factor VIII.

The ongoing support provided by the Foundation to the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Centre is the result both of direct funding and of the generous contributions made by numerous companies, bodies and individuals, to which we are very grateful.
In particular, we would like to thank the substantial funding given to us on a continuous basis by the Cariplo Foundation, Rolo Banca 1473 (which through the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Foundation has donated numerous pieces of scientific equipment to the Centre), UniCredit Private Banking and Banca Aletti.

P.M. Mannucci
Scientific Director of the Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Foundation

Professor of Internal Medicine,
Scientific Director, IRCCS Cà Granda Foundation Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico