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Bvlgari donates to Spallanzani Hospital to fight Coronavirus

A New Latest Generation of Microscope Inaugurated

Bvlgari stands with science in its fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) and makes a major donation to the Research Department of the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome where the medical teams were the first to isolate the virus in less than 48 hours, a key achievement that will allow improving diagnosis, developing a vaccine and finding a cure.

Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bvlgari,Lelio Gavazza, Executive Vice President Sales and Retail and Marta Branca, General Director of Spallanzani Hospital

Bvlgari decided to support the intelligent hands and visionary minds of Italy’s Centre of excellence in Research and Medicine. Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Francesca Colavita and Concetta Castilletti are the three extraordinary women – among the first in Europe - that have succeeded in isolating the virus structure.

Following the donation made by Bvlgari, a new 3D microscope was also delivered. Thanks to its ability to accurately identify microscopic cell structures even on three-dimensional biological samples and to follow their growth and interaction with other microorganisms over time, it is the best tool for studying Coronavirus infections at a cellular level. This type of microscope is the first to be installed in the city of Rome, and will allow INMI researchers to carry out innovative experimental research protocols.

Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO Bvlgari and Marta Branca, General Director of Spallanzani Hospital - Ribbon Cutting
The Spallanzani Hospital virological team