- 1992: The Salvatore Maugeri Foundation (Pavia) a non profit
health and scientific Italian organisation and the University of
Brescia created the Cardiovascular Research Institute with the
aim to focus both translational and basic research in the
- 1996: In the subsequent years, the Clinical Research Unit was
founded, an academic centre dedicated to the execution of
selected national and international multicentre clinical
studies. The centre coordinated, monitored and acted also as a
data management centre for important trials in the cardiological
area. The centre also became partner of an international
scientific network named InterACT (International Academic
Coordination of Trials) with other basis in the UK and the
Netherlands. InterACT was created as a full-scale organisation
for academic study coordination, monitoring and data management
where the partners combined their expertise, networking, data
management skills and facilities including core laboratories and
international experienced monitors.
- 2005: With the increase of the research projects and the
activities, it became necessary to re-organise the centre
creating an international organisation able to manage more
efficiently the world-wide scientific involvement of the group.
Therefore, in 2005, Medical Trials Analysis (MTA) was
- 2006: Since that time, MTA has grown into a complex
organisation and new offices were opened in Ferrara, Milan and
Lugano with the aim to manage and coordinate academic national
and international, independent or sponsored clinical trials
using the broad expertise and skills of its people.
- Today: MTA has maintained a close relationship with the
Universities of Brescia and Ferrara and is currently involved in
large clinical trials and is expanding its presence in countries
outside Europe. MTA is a partner with IUSS (University Institute
for Higher Studies) in conducting the School for Clinical
Research and Epidemiology.