The Foundation

In the framework of commitments and investments in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, AriSLA – Italian research Foundation for ALS represents a concrete answer, by promoting, financing and coordinating the scientific research.

The Foundation was born from the foresight of four founding members that represent a reliable and excellent guarantee in non-profit area: AISLA Onlus, Cariplo Foundation, Telethon Foundation and Fondazione Vialli and Mauro per la Ricerca e lo Sport Onlus.

The institutional aim of the Foundation is to support the scientific research of excellence as the only way to effectively defeat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a disease whose causes are still unknown and for which there is currently no cure.

This objective has seen the Foundation undertaken in these years the implementation of a model of funding research based on the principles of transparency, scientific merit and efficiency with the only purpose of making efficient and effective the work of the researchers and transferring the scientific results into clinical practice as rapidly as possible.

In few years AriSLA has become one of the leading organizations in Italy and in Europe dealing exclusively with scientific research on ALS funding.

Since 2008 €  10.607.894 have been invested in research activities, 113 research groups and more than 250 researchers have been funded.

A total of 62 Research Projects have been funded in these years:

-              38 projects of Basic Research;

-              11 projects of Translational Research;

-              3 projects of Technological Research;

-              7 projects of Clinical Research;

-              3 top-down projects

AriSLA mission is to create a recognizable landmark, active for the entire scientific community involved in the fight against ALS, and to play the role of catalyst and driving force for this disease in our Country, providing the necessary economical, scientific and technical support