10 March, 2016
The new premises of AAT Research were officially opened by the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat, on Thursday, March 10, 2016, in the presence of AAT’s founder, Dr Adrian Attard Trevisan, guests and staff.
The offices at the Malta Life Sciences Park, are modern and fully-equipped and will greatly contribute to the AAT team’s creativity. They provide enhanced laboratory facilities and a modern, efficient environment in which to work, carry out cutting-edge research and develop new technologies and prototypes.
Speaking during a short ceremony, Dr Attard Trevisan said he was amazed at what had been achieved in such a short amount of time. He said the company had grown rapidly since 2012 and plans were in place to focus on other areas of research apart from autism.
“Autism is not our only focus. Our research and development team is working on new systems that will help those suffering from epilepsy as well as depression, anxiety and insomnia. We have invested in physiology labs that enable us to do research in areas that are cutting-edge within the neuroscience space,” Dr Attard Trevisan said in his address.
On his part, the Prime Minister praised Dr Attard Trevisan for his entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and focus on research on autism.
“Today’s occasion is also a very special one because we are here to inaugurate the new offices of AAT Research group of companies and its work on Mente, a product specifically designed to improve the lives of children with autism. It is a privilege for us as a country to be hosts to such important technological advancement, which brings so much hope in the lives of families with children with autism,” Dr Muscat said.
He added: “On such occasions we tend to use big words such as ‘leading innovation in the neurosciences field’. What matters essentially is that through such advanced technologies, we can make a difference in the lives of so many young children. I would like to thank neuroscientist Dr Adrian Attard Trevisan for his commitment towards this project.”
Dr Muscat said it was a pleasure to witness the growth of innovative companies in the Malta, adding that the Malta Life Sciences Park was a much-needed scientific hub for the country.
The Prime Minister unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.