We support the Mario Negri Institute

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The animal-right association "Animal Amnesty" announced a national demonstration in Milan on November 30th, against animal testing, instrumentally called "vivisection".

Aim of the demonstration is to bring the participants in front of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacologic Research in order to demonstrate against its director, the "vivisectionist" Silvio Garattini, as stated in the summoning announcement. This is at first an unacceptable personalization of the controversy, aimed to one of the most internetionally distinguished Italian scientists. Actually, however, it is the whole world of biomedic research to be called into question, as the target of advertising and press campaigns aimed to preventing Italian research from helping patients.

For this reason, we express full solidarity to Silvio Garattini and all the researchers from the "Mario Negri" Institute. Also, as representatives of the world of research, Institutions and media, we are ready to testify, even personally, our support at the Institute on November 30th, since we are aware that by endorsing the reason of research, we also endorse Italian citizens' right to health and the future of the Country.

Gianluca VagoDean of the Università degli Studi of Milan
Gianni BonadonnaPresident Fondazione Michelangelo
Head Physician Fond. IRCCS "Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori"
Elena CattaneoResearcher and Senator for life
Umberto Ambrosoli          Regional Counselor - Lombardia
Francesco Brancati            Scientific Journalist
President Unione Nazionale Medico Scientifica di Informazione (UNAMSI)
Roberto CaminitiScientific Physician for Information (UNAMSI)
Department for Physiology and Pharmacology, Università SAPIENZA of Rome
Marco CappatoTreasurer of the Associazione Luca Coscioni
City Counselor - Milan
Giovanni Caprara    Scientific Journalist – Corriere della Sera
President Unione Giornalisti Italiani Scientifici (UGIS)
Luca Carra    Scientific Journalist - Codirector Scienzainrete
Francesco Clementi          Coordinatore of the School Commission of the Accademia dei Lincei
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology - Università degli Studi of Milan
Istituto CNR for Neuroscience - Milan
Ferdinando CornelioScientific Director Fondazione Istituto Neurologico ‘C. Besta
Maria Antonietta Farina Coscioni           Honorary President Associazione Luca Coscioni
Emilia Grazia De BiasiPresident Health Commission of the Senate
Paolo De Girolamo  President Associazione Italiana per le Scienze degli Animali da Laboratorio (AISAL)
Marco Foiani            General Director Istituto Firc di Oncologia Molecolare
Filomena GalloSecretary dell'Associazione Luca Coscioni
Carlo GiovanardiSenator
Giovanni LaviolaIstituto Superiore di Sanità
Giorgio Lambertenghi Deliliers

Scientific Director of the Fondazione Matarelli 

Pia Locatelli  Member of the Parliament
Simone MacrìIstituto Superiore di Sanità
Pier Mannuccio Mannucci            Scientific Director Fondazione Ca’ Granda Policlinico
Alberto MasperoHospital Health Director
Alberto Mantovani  Università degli Studi of Milan
Scientific Director of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Jacopo Meldolesi   Professor Emeritus at the Università Vita-Salute ‘San Raffaele’
Maurizio MauriGeneral Director Cerba
Marco PierrottiScientific Director of the Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Tumori
Pier Giuseppe PelicciScientific Codirector of the Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
Giuseppe RemuzziPresident of the Società Internazionale di Nefrologia
Roberto SatolliScientific Journalist, Director di Zadig
Anna ScavuzzoGroup Leader of the Lista Civica per Pisapia Sindaco-Comune Milano
Roberto SitiaDirector of the Genetic and Cell Biology Department of the Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele 
Cristina TajaniAssessor for Research of the City of Milan
Augusto VitaleIstituto Superiore di Sanità

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