Three innovation projects at IRB Barcelona are granted funding for market development

By October 9, 2017IRB Barcelona

• The labs headed by Angel R. Nebreda, Ernest Giralt and Roger Gomis secure funding for further development of three medical applications.

• The three projects will receive 220,000 euros from the “Knowledge Industry” programme, which is run by the Catalan Government and cofunded by ERDFs.

The Catalan’ Government’s Agency for Management and of University and Research Grants (Agencia de Gestió i Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR)) has awarded around 220,000 euros to three innovation projects underway at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). These funds have been provided through the 2016 “Knowledge Industry” grant call, a programme cofunded by European Regional Development Funds (ERDFs) devoted to Catalonia in the period 2014-2020.

The 18- and 6-month grants called “Producte” and “Llavor” (seed) respectively, have been awarded to the scientists Ernest Giralt—also full professor of the University of Barcelona—, ​​Roger R. Gomis and Angel R. Nebreda—both ICREA Professors. This funding will allow them to make progress in biomedical projects covering a variety of medical needs.

Specifically, these grants are devoted to the further development of products or technology that has come about from the research done by their respective labs. The funded projects are: Myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury (IRI), Brain diseases, and Breast cancer.

Details about each project can be found on the IRB Barcelona website.