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.
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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.
Ana Gamez has been awarded one of the 2018 Pioner Awards from the CERCA Institute (Research Centres of Catalonia). The aim of the prize is to recognize and highlight researchers who have just read their thesis and whose results have a clear commercial orientation.
The Covergel project to develop an innovative hydrogel applicable by endoscope has been recognized as the best project in the third Edition of the IDEA2 Global, an international mentoring programme developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Covergel was chosen from the 15 teams participating in the 2018 edition.
A project on diagnostics and clinical management of tuberculosis, led by the IGTP, receives Marie Skłodowska Curie Funding
The project, called "Innovation in Tuberculosis - INNOVA4TB", is promoted and coordinated by the research group Innovation in Respiratory Infections and Tuberculosis Diagnosis, led by Dr Jose Domínguez and Dr Cristina Prat. The proposal has received more than a million euros in funding from the 2018 call for Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) actions
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.
An IGTP project is amongst the twenty selected this year for support by the Caixaimpulse Programme of the "la Caixa" Foundation and CaixaCapital Risc. The project led by Dr Dr Lorenzo-Zúñiga and Dr Ramon Bartolí of the Translational Endoscopy Group, aims to enter into production of CoverGel, a topical hydrogel for use in therapeutic endoscopic operations to avoid heat damage to the intestinal mucosa.
In June this year the new Comparative Medicine and Bioimage Centre of Catalonia (CMCiB) started its normal working activities. Located at the highest point of the campus, the CMCiB is a centre promoted by the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and dedicated to biomedical research and training. The centre is an important addition to scientific infrastructures in southern Europe and is the only one in Spain, it has been set up to become a reference in comparative medicine, bioimaging and computational models with a clear remit to promote alternative research models and methods
The IGTP-PMPPC applied health technology spin-off is one of five selected by ACCIÓ in the first edition of 'Road to Boston'. Aniling is one of five applied health technology Catalan start-ups that has started an intensive six-month tailored program to prepare for entry to Boston, one of the principal hubs in this field, to establish first contacts with key players in the sector.
The Germans Trias Hospital and the IGTP in tandem have joined with the ten Catalan hospitals and their associated research centre who have agreed to participate in the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies in Catalonia (CIMTI)