The second tranche of 80,000 euros, the result of the VO 'project for research, has been delivered. The funds will go to the Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology.

The second tranche of 80,000 euros was delivered today by the president of the Cantina Lorenzo Bertin in the hands of Professor Rosario Rizzuto, Rector of the University of Padua. The first, of 50,000 euros, had already been paid last October during a ceremony hosted by the Botanical Garden.
The project was supposed to close at the end of 2020, but was extended, given the protraction of the pandemic emergency, until Easter 2021. For each bottle sold of Serprino spumante Colli Euganei and Rosso Colli Euganei from the "VO 'per la ricerca" line, the Colli Euganei winery and the GDO partners have allocated one euro to finance research projects of the Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology of the University of Padua directed by prof. Chrysants.
"We are happy and proud of the result obtained - declared Lorenzo Bertin , President of Cantina Colli Euganei - Happy to give our contribution to the fight against this disease, which unfortunately saw us heavily involved during the first wave, proud of the result achieved and response from the public, far beyond our expectations. The amount raised is really important and we are sure it will be spent by the University in the best possible way ”.
“I thank those who have contributed to the success of this initiative - echoes the rector Rosario Rizzuto - They are important resources for the continuation of our scientific studies. That research work that was a compass during the pandemic, the only effective response to an emergency that we would not have thought we would have to face. And in this way our bond with Vo 'is strengthened once again, where we have worked several times in the field, completing important epidemiological analyzes thanks to the extraordinary availability and collaboration of the population ”.

Project partner :
Despar, Eurospar, Interspar, Alì, Famila, A&O, Mega, Cadoro, Iperlando, Maxi, Spak, SuperW, Eurospesa, Crai, Autogrill.