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IIB Sant Pau 2019 Scientific Report

You can find it here.

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Appointment of Ms. Reyes Grases as the new manager of the Sant Pau Research Institute

In order to renew the management team and to lead the management functions of the Fundació Institut d’Investigació de l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR – Sant Pau), the Board of Trustees of the IR – Sant Pau has appointed Mrs. Reyes Grases as the new manager at the proposal of the scientific director.


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The Sant Pau Institute for Biomedical Research (IIB Sant Pau) has initiated more than 30 research projects to combat and learn more about the new coronavirus and Covid-19 disease. The projects are developed in different research areas in order to have a global vision of the disease.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Development of the COMPAR-EU platform!

You would like to support an EU-funded project with the aim of ensuring that patients have access to effective self-management interventions? We are looking forward to your proposal!

See all details of the project

If you are interested in supporting this healthcare innovation, the COMPAR-EU is looking forward to receiving your proposal at fad@fadq.org by 25th May 2020.



Sponsorship campaign against Coronavirus

All Sant Pau professionals work against the Coronavirus with the same quality as always, in exceptionally difficult conditions.
We now need your donation at www.contraelcoronavirus.org/santpau for our healthcare and research professionals to fight the pandemic.
Make your donation and share the message.
We can all be part of the solution.

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Psious, a Digital Therapeutics (DTX) and Virtual Reality (VR) company, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Sant Pau Research Institute



The Sant Pau Research Institute (IR Sant Pau) and the UAB create the Joint Research Unit in Genomic Medicine UAB – IR Sant Pau

The Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the Autonomous University of Barcelona have created the Joint Research Unit in Genomic Medicine UAB – IR Sant Pau with the aim of investigating the diagnosis, physiopathology and therapeutics of genetic diseases and tumour predisposition syndromes. The project is supported by the Fundació Privada del Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.


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Dr. Jordi Surrallés, new director of the Research Institute of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Jordi Surrallés has been appointed director of the Research Institute Foundation of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR Sant Pau) by the Board of Trustees of this institution. Dr. Surrallés is also Professor of Genetics at the UAB. The IR Sant Pau is considered a research centre in Catalonia, identified as the CERCA Centre.


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More research at the Sant Pau through micro-patronage

Dr. Eugenia Mato and Dr. Juan Carlos Escolà-Gil, both researchers at the IIB Sant Pau, lead a micro-patronage project with the final objective of generating an experimental model of poor prognosis thyroid epithelial cancer to test new therapeutic strategies.

All proceeds from this campaign will be used to complete this study. In this link you will find the summary of the research project: https://www.precipita.es/proyecto/colesterol-y-cancer-de-tiroides.html

Collaborate with the project: https://ciencia.precipita.es/tiroides


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You can consult the IIB Sant Pau 2018 Scientific Report

Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute (IIB Sant Pau) is pleased to share with you the 2018 Scientific Report, result of the combined efforts of the researchers, together with the support of the technical and administrative staff.

This report is intended as a basic working tool that gives visibility to our Research and Innovation, in which the growing progress of our scientific activity in recent years is shown.

Once again, thanks to the high quality of our researchers and to the commitment of all the staff of the IR-IIB Sant Pau, we are optimistic about the future of our research and  its ultimate goal of improving the health and wellbeing of the citizens.

You can find it at IIB Sant Pau Scientific Report 2018

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3330/5000 High levels of a by-product of cholesterol increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer

Researchers at the Research Institute of Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau) and CIBER, led by Eugenia Mato of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Group and Joan Carles Escolà-Gil of the Risk Metabolic Basis Research Group Cardiovascular, have shown the role of cholesterol and one of its main metabolites, 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC) in the growth of the thyroid tumor, as well as in its aggressiveness. The work has been published in Scientific Report.



Sant Pau among the 10 best centres in applied research

Dr. Ramón Mangues, head of the Oncogenesi and Antitumorals Research Group of the “Fundació Institut de Recerca de l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau”, has been highlighted by Diari ARA, in a special supplement published on June 2, as one of those responsible for the 10 medical avenues that will change life for humanitarians in the future.

You can consult the article on this link 


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Sant Pau, pionero en innovación para bebes prematuros

SWADDY: Nou dispositiu per a la contenció de neonats prematurs que disminueix el seu estres durant el procediment del pes i contribueix a un millor desevolupament neurologic.

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The Complex Disease Genomics Research Group of the IIB Sant Pau will lead a study on the response of gene expression in extreme environmental situations.

The Complex Disease Genomics Group Research of the Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute (IIB-Sant Pau) will lead a study on the response of gene expression in extreme environmental situations. This study will be carried out in collaboration with the Polytechnic University and the Clinical Hospital from the data collected in the expedition “K2WinterTopApeal” of the mountaineer Alex Txikon, who will leave for Pakistan next January.


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Inauguration of the new building of the Sant Pau Research Institute

On 15 November 2018, the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Molt Honorable Mr Joaquim Torra, inaugurated the new building of the Sant Pau Research Institute.

At the initiative of the Research Institute, the Fundació Privada de l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau has promoted the construction of this new facility for research, which brings together in a single building the facilities dedicated to this activity.

The total cost of the new research building in the Sant Pau was 17 million euros.




“1 in 6 people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime”.
“In Catalonia, stroke is the first cause of death in women and the third in men, the first cause of disability and the second cause of dementia”.
“Time is brain”.

Joan Martí Fàbregas



Researchers from Sant Pau, UAB, CSIC and CIBER-BBN publish at EMBO Molecular Medicine

Researchers at the Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau) of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, together with researchers at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) and the Network for Biomedical Research in the Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Network (CIBER-BBN), have published an article in one of the most prestigious international scientific journals in the field of Molecular Medicine, EMBO Molecular Medicine. This article demonstrates the efficacy of a nanopharmaceutical developed by this team that selectively eliminates metastatic stem cells in animal models of colon cancer. (more…)

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