The Italian Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation (FFC) is a charity organization with scientific and social purposes.
It has four main goals:
- to promote and support scientific research with the ultimate aim of finding innovative therapies for patients affected by Cystic Fibrosis;
- to inform and keep investigators and health professionals abreast of the latest research developments in order to facilitate their daily work;
- to financially support young researchers through fellowships;
- to provide the general public with information about the disease, how it is diagnosed and treated and how researchers are working on novel strategies to find a cure.
More than 900 researchers and 170 laboratories or clinical centers are involved in our projects.
They constitute a solid network of scientific cooperation and a promising task force for CF research in Europe.
366 research projects have been selected and financed since 2002, with a total investment of € 28 millions.
FFC has 147 territorial delegations and involves over 10,000 volunteers in its activities.