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The Luigi Sacconi Foundation was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Prof. Luigi Sacconi who was a prominent figure in Chemistry and founder of a School in Florence where many international scientists have been educated. It aims at promoting scientific research in the molecular sciences at the local, national and international levels, with particular attention to chemistry and in its implications in health, quality of life, environment, energy, and technological and industrial developments.

The Luigi Sacconi Foundation promotes seminars, courses and meetings and other activities supporting the exchange of scientific knowledge, subsidizes the activity of Italian and foreign researchers, and establishes awards.


CERM has several collaborations, partnerships and joint projects with national and international industries with the role of developing new processes, new methodologies and new approaches employed by industrial partners. In particular, two important initiatives have been stimulated by the scientific activity of CERM: the spin-off companies Giotto Biotech and Cloud Centurion.

giottoBiotech logoGiotto Biotech S.r.l. is a SME founded in 2011 as a spin-off of CERM that aims at contributing to the biomedical sciences by providing enabling products and services, with a particular focus on complementary technologies in the field of NMR. Giotto Biotech provides a full range of basic raw materials needed for research in the field of biomedical sciences in custom manufacturing, consulting and services.

The company is active in various fields including protein production and isotope labeling, organic synthesis, the development of algae as cell factories, services for NMR, and information technologies. The services include NMR metabolomics and statistical analysis.