Paris Brain Institute, Pitié-Salpêtrière HospitalJU_admin
Mrs. Safra and the Edmond J. Safra Foundation remain the largest private supporters of the Paris Brain Institute (ICM), a hospital and international research center focused on diseases of the nervous system. The ICM allows physicians and scientists to constantly collaborate on translating laboratory discoveries into practical treatments for patients suffering from neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Based at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, the largest neurological hospital in France, the ICM’s vast laboratories and cutting-edge technology are used by more than 700 researchers, technicians, and students recruited from around the world and from a wide variety of fields within the neurosciences, all working to understand the causes of brain diseases and to develop mechanisms for their prevention and cure. The institute aims to translate ideas into the most promising applications by helping its scientists in developing prototypes and creating spin-offs and alliances with companies (guided by its robust technology transfer office). In recent years the Edmond J. Safra Foundation has provided support for a Parkinson’s research initiative and the acquisition of a custom-designed Bi-Photon microscope.