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- Innovation, Research

Aniling is among the projects selected for this year’s CRAASH Barcelona Programme

Ten international projects have been selected for the second edition of CRAASH Barcelona and Aniling is one of them.  CRAASH is the business acceleration programme organized by Biocat and CIMIT (Boston). Aniling is a spin-off company of the IGTP, which has developed a method for analysing the genome and epigenome of a patient simultaneously, an advance in personalized medicine for both research and clinical settings.

- Research

Seeking a consensus for Extracellular Vesicle Isolation

This year the Innovation in Vesicles and Cells for Application in Therapy (IVECAT) has published a protocol for Size-Exclusion Chromatography for separating extracellular vesicles from different biological fluids and a review of the current techniques available.

- Campus Can Ruti, Research

New financing from the Catalan NF2 Patients Association for Research into personalized medicine for Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Can Ruti has been awarded a research project by the Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases (FEDER) Foundation in their fourth call for research projects.  The winning project, led by Dr Ignacio Blanco and Dr Elisabeth Castellanos, from the Germans Trias I Pujol Hospital and Institute respectively, is one of five financed by the foundation this year. The research will focus personalized attention for Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients to optimize evaluation of their quality of life and refine their classification during diagnosis.

- Innovation

A new heat therapy belt designed at the Germans Trias Hospital to reduce pain during birth is now available

The belt, designed by a midwife at the Germans Trias Hospital, applies heat to the lumbar and suprapubic region, where the pain of contractions is strongest and allows the wearer to move about freely.  The project included a clinical trial with 134 women participating, run by Laura Tarrats, who has been able to carry out the work thanks to the support of a Germans Trias Sapiens Award.

- Research

Elisa Martró awarded a project for Micro-elimination of Hepatitis C by GILEAD

Elisa Martró, leader of the Clinical Virology and New Diagnostic Approaches Research Group at the Microbiology Service of the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, has been awarded with one of the five projects granted in the First Edition of the Gilead projects for Micro-elimination of Hepatitis C in Spain and evaluated by the Spanish Liver Research Association (AEEH).

- Research

Can Ruti shows it cares for rare diseases

The IGTP and the Germans Trias Hospital face the spotlight for rare diseases again.  This year our professionals are joining World Rare Disease Day on the last day of February to highlight these diseases and shine a light on the research activities in the field on campus.