Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu’ IRCCS
The Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital (OPBG) is a Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care and an Academic Medical Center. It is Italy’s main paediatric Hospital and provides third level health care for children while performing basic, clinical and translational research activities. OPBG is part of the Italian National Healthcare System and is widely recognized as referral centre for all paediatrics specialties at national and international level.
The Hospital provides a complete range of healthcare services to children. OPBG has a total permanent staff of aprox 2,500, of which 550 physicians, 45 biologists and pharmacists, involved both in clinical and in research activities. OPBG has a research staff on a non-permanent position of 180. There are also aprox 50 post-graduate trainees (medical and surgical) and over 100 students and interns.
The hospital has developed a true "Bambino Gesù System" that stretches beyond the regions of Rome and Lazio, establishing itself as a national and international centre of excellence. The historical location at Gianicolo, in Rome, has become the hub of a new multi-centred hospital extending beyond regional boundaries to meet the healthcare needs of children from all over southern Italy. Equally important are the international missions in developing countries. Today the Bambino Gesù is active in 12 countries, with the goal of providing care and passing on its experience in the poorest areas of the world.
Role within Screen4Care
Our main task will be the effort on WP3, to design and process a novel one-tier gene-TREAT panel approach for NBS addressing treatable disease, and we will process genetic NBS in the Lazio Region in Italy. In addition, we will offer WGS for symptomatic newborns and we will follow-up and treat early- diagnosed newborns and infants affected by treatable genetic monogenetic disorders.