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Financing for a Germans Trias i Pujol project in the third edition of the PERIS call

The Ministry of Health presented the grants for the 2018 and 2019 calls of the Strategic Plan for Innovation in Health (PERIS) on Tuesday. In this year's round the Germans Trias neurologist Natalia Pérez de la Ossa received a grant for the project for pre-hospitalization healthcare for patients with acute stroke. The doctor Daniel Fuster was also awarded a grant for the second edition, which he received at the same ceremony.

In a brand new format, scientists come together to share and discuss research on the Can Ruti Campus in the First IGTP PI Retreat

Principal investigators from the nine areas of research on the Can Ruti Campus met together to discuss topics of concern in the current research environment. During the day, researchers enjoyed inputs from the IGTP research community and external speakers and were able to take advantage of the many moments available for networking and sharing.

Mireia Belmonte presents her new watch in support of Campus Can Ruti

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.

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Surgeons in the Germans Trias Hospital are awarded a Llavor grant to commercialize a new surgical device

The project Mechanical atraumatic microvascular sutures has been awarded a Llavor grant (Seed Grant) by the Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). This research project is led by Dr M Carmen Higueras Suñé, Head of the Plastic Surgery Service at the Germans Trias Hospital, and the scientist responsible for the commercial development of the device is Dr David Priego, a specialist surgeon in the same department in the hospital.

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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.

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The first half of the Can Ruti Biomedical Research Seminar Series completed in style

This year the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC) have got together to organize the first Can Ruti Research Seminar Series.  The scientific committee invited eleven speakers and arranged sponsorship from AstraZeneca and Celgene.  After completion of the first half of the series the organizers are very pleased with the results.