Manremyc, a spin-off of the IGTP specialised in the development of a probiotic against tuberculosis, has opened a funding round through Capital Cell, the first on-line investment platform in Europe specialized in biomedicine. The objective of the campaign is to reach 250,000 euros, with a minimum investment requirement per person of only 600 euros. Up to now, the company has secured 35% of the investment, which includes participation from the Reig family, main shareholders in the pharmaceutical company Reig Jofre.
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The Program for Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (PMPPC) was an initiative of Manuel Perucho and Manel Puig and resulted from the reorganization of the Can Ruti Campus research structure promoted by the Catalan Government in 2014. Dr. Perucho directed the program until March 2019.
Mireia Belmonte the Olympic swimming medallist from Badalona visited the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) on Campus Can Ruti on Wednesday 29 May. The event marked the start of a collaboration in support of the Amics de Can Ruti (Friends of Can Ruti) to raise awareness of the importance of health research. During her visit, she presented a watch, which she helped to design, that will soon be available through the web and events organized by the Amics de Can Ruti. All proceeds from the sales of the watch will go to research projects on the campus.
Institutions on the campus held a celebratory workshop; hearing scientific presentations, outlining of work to be done and the signing of a declaration of intentions by the directors. The event closed with a participatory round table session.
How do they do it? How do they get genetic information from a blood sample? How do you manage the genetic information of 20,000 people? How do you get to understand all this information so it can be used for research? These are some of the questions asked by GCAT participants while visiting the National Centre for Genomics Analysis- Centre for Genomic Regulation (CNAG-CRG) and Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), both centres are collaborating with the project. These questions now have answers.
To coincide with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, the IGTP will hold its first workshop dedicated to the reality for women on the campus. The event is organized by the Working Group Women in Science made up of representatives of diverse institutions on the Can Ruti Campus. During the morning the directors of different centres on the campus will sign a declaration of intentions based on the recommendations of the United Nations to promote equal opportunities and the scientific career path for women.
The construction company CBC already has its Christmas present for its staff and clients this year; the children's story "El Viaje de Crohn", a book written by Laura Marin a specialist nurse for this type of illness who works in the Digestive Inflammatory Pathology Research Group at the IGTP. All the proceeds will go towards the group's research effort.
Today over 200 students from 7 centres in Badalona studying the technical or scientific baccalaureate, or vocational training course in healthcare visited the Can Ruti Campus. This year young researchers from 6 research institutions and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona gave talks, workshops and guided tours explaining their passion for biomedical research.
The funds collected in the 2017 edition of "La Marathon de TV3" and "Catalunya Ràdio" fundraiser will pay for 36 top-ranked biomedical research projects on infectious diseases with the aim of creating new tools for diagnostics and prevention and more efficient treatments to provide more years of quality life for patients. The 55 researchers who will carry out the research received their certificates today in an event that took place on Tuesday in the Catalan and Balearic Island Academy of Medical Sciences and Health. Two of these projects will be carried out at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) on the Can Ruti Campus.
The second edition of HEALTHIO, a trade fair for health and innovation at the Fira de Barcelona, was held on 16-18 October. It brought together members of the public, health professionals and innovative small companies in an open space designed to promote dialogue between all the players in the healthcare ecosystem and promote evolution of the sector.