San Raffaele Pisana Research Institute, Italy
The San Raffaele Hospital was the first private hospital established in Italy in 1971. In 1972 it was granted by the Italian Ministry of Health the status of “Research Hospital”, with a main focus on diabetes and metabolic diseases.
In 1992 a new building was opened to accommodate the Department of Biotechnology (Di.Bi.T.1). The initial areas of research covered by Di.Bi.T.1 were genetics, cell biology and immunology while in the late 90’s gene therapy, stem cell biology and molecular mechanisms of diseases were added.
Scientific Information Resource Division (SIRD,BARC), India
Over the years the Scientific Information Resource Division (SIRD) formerly known as Library & Information Services Division has grown into a centre which is playing vital role in acquisition, preservation & dissemination of Knowledge in all fields of nuclear science & technology and related fields. SIRD has been geared up with latest cutting-edge information technology tools and updated resources. The initiatives taken in the year 2000 has now bloomed with a well-established Digital Library with massive collection of digital resources. These digital resources are available to the BARC community through the indigenously developed portal SARASWATI.