Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica (FRRB) is a private law institution established by Lombardy Region in October 2011.
Its aim is to promote and enhance scientific research in the field of Life Sciences, particularly in the biomedical field. FRRB represents one of the main strategic platforms for boosting progress, research, development and innovation in hospitals, universities and research centres focused on biomedical research and located in Lombardy Region. Its “raison d'être” is to serve as support for the implementation of the regional healthcare research policy, in order to place Lombardy regional system in a leading position in Europe in this field. The Foundation also aims to invest local and European resources in innovative basic and translational research projects to generate positive impact on the local healthcare eco-system and citizens. The Foundation owns 10% of the shares of NMS GROUP S.p.A., the largest research and drug discovery center in oncology in Italy, whose companies are active in the field of preclinical and clinical research and in the production of active ingredients and drugs in oncology.
The Statute of FRRB was approved by resolution of the Regional Council n. X / 5221 of 31/05/2016 "Approval of the new Statute of Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica (in agreement with Councilors Garavaglia and Del Gobbo)"