- Research

The Legionellosis Study Group consolidates its position as a reference research group in Catalonia

The Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) has increased the budget granted to the Legionellosis Study Group (GELeg) of the Clinical and Environmental Infectious Diseases Research Group (CEID) of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), ratifying its confidence in the resolution of Legionella outbreaks. The increase is almost double the budget items of previous years and will expand the scope of the work carried out in the laboratory.

- Innovation

Nimble Diagnostics closes a financing round of one million euros

NIMBLE Diagnostics, a spin-off from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia – BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the University of Barcelona (UB), has successfully closed a funding round led by Grow Ventures together with Namarel Ventures and Inveniam Group where they have secured more than one million euros. NIMBLE is developing the first medical device to monitor patients with implanted stents, thus avoiding serious complications and improving the clinical management of millions of patients each year.

- Campus Can Ruti, Innovation

European Commission’s drive to launch a medical device created in the Hospital and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of the acute ischaemic stroke

The care and treatment provided to people who suffer an ischemic stroke can improve thanks to a technology developed in Catalonia. This is the purpose of Time is Brain (TiB), a start-up that arose from a scientific project carried out by the Hospital and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), which has just received an investment by the European Union of almost 6 million euros in order for the hospitals to count on a pioneering device to manage acute ischaemic stroke.

- Campus Can Ruti

About thirty healthcare and research professionals from institutions belonging to the Can Ruti Campus, among the world’s most renowned scientists

Antoni Bayés, Pere Joan Cardona, Magí Farré, Miquel Àngel Gassull, Manel Puig-Domingo, Manuel Perucho and Jordi Barretina, all past and present members of IGTP staff together with nearly twenty other affiliated researchers and medical staff from Can Ruti Campus institutions -many affiliated to the IGTP- are included in Elsevier's Scopus list, composed of the 200,000 most renowned researchers worldwide.

- Research

In vitro development of a new personalized therapy for patients with neurofibromatosis type 2

Researchers from the Clinical Genomics group of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and the Genetics Service of the Germans Trias Hospital (HUGTiP) have developed a new in vitro therapy to recover part of the function encoded by the gene NF2, which, when altered, induces the development of neurofibromatosis type 2. The study has been published in the prestigious journal Molecular Therapy Nucleic Acids.