MEETING OF THE MINDS
Richard Mille lends its full support to the Paris Brain Institute and the vital work being done to understand and treat the brain
Since the introduction of its first series of tourbillon watches in 2001, the Richard Mille brand has earned a reputation for cutting- edge innovative technology paired with a strong artistic and architectural dimension. Such sophisticated watchmaking requires not only the world’s best production techniques and R&D capabilities but also a hefty dose of brainpower. It’s only fitting, then, that the Richard Mille brand and its founder are active supporters of the Paris Brain Institute and its efforts to understand the brain and develop treatments for the diseases that affect it.
Created in 2010 by Professors Gérard Saillant, Yves Agid and Olivier Lyon- Caen, the Paris Brain Institute is an international scientific and medical research centre located in the heart of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in the French capital. It is ranked second among the 35 international institutions active in the field of neurological research, and was founded on the principle of personalised, preventive, participatory and predictive medicine.
“In terms of how well we understand the human brain, we are still in the Middle Ages,” says Saillant, who serves as the Institute’s president. “The Institute’s objective is to respond to a major challenge for the health of humanity: understanding and treating the brain. Thanks to technological advances, artificial intelligence, big data and the acceleration of progress in nanotechnology, we are witnessing exponential progress in our understanding of how our brains work.