The Barcelona City Council and FECYT renew their support to Research in Society Program Blog Post

Once again the ‘Research in Society’ programme run by the Barcelona Science Park will have the financial backing of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundación Española para la Ciencia y Tecnología) and Barcelona City Council in the shape of grants coming to €25,000 and €14,000 respectively. This funding from the two institutions will help secure the development of the PCB’s science popularisation activities and also recognises its firm commitment to driving measures that add to the social dimension of science.


The UdG proves the effect of an Esteve drug that prevents spinal cord injury pain Blog Post

A team of scientists from the University of Girona (UdG) has shown the effect of an Esteve drug to prevent the development of the pathological pain resulting from a spinal cord injury. The study is of great importance because there are currently no medicines that are really effective against this pathological pain caused by spinal cord injury. With this research, the pharmaceutical group, which has its Drug Discovery and Preclinical Development Units at the Barcelona Science Park, is again committed to collaborative innovation to provide solutions to medical needs not covered in diseases of high social impact.


A nanodrone able to detect toxic gases in emergencies Blog Post

Detecting dangerous gases in collapsed buildings due earthquakes or explosions and identifying the presence of victims in places which are hard to access are some action scenarios of SNAV (Smelling Nano Aerial Vehicle), a nanodrone designed and created by the researchers Santiago Marco and Javier Burgués, from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), based in the Barcelona Science Park.


EIT Health Spain awards Headstart Programme support to Senolytic Therapeutics and Moirai Biodesign Blog Post

EIT Health Spain has announced today the 15 Spanish start-ups selected for 2019 Headstart Programe, which includes funding, mentoring and networking opportunities. Among those selected are Senolytic Therapeutics and Moirai Biodesign based in the Barcelona Science Park. Since 2016 the Spanish node of EIT Health, located in the Park, has supported more than 100 Spanish start-ups through a variety of acceleration programmes designed to support healthcare entrepreneurs at every stage of their business journey.


Núria Montserrat represents the European Research Council at the WEF Summer Davos in China Blog Post

Núria Montserrat, ICREA professor and principal investigator at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) was among the nine scientists representatives of the European Research Council (ERC) at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC), also known as “Summer Davos“. Organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Chinese city of Dailan from 1 to 3 July, the 2019 edition of this event brought together the brightest minds on the planet to discuss issues related to scientific research, leadership, and innovation. 


Unravelling the three-dimensional genomic structure of male germ cells Blog Post

A study led by scientists of the National Centre for Genomic Analysis (CNAG-CRG) –based in the Barcelona Science Park and integrated into the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)–  and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) reveals the three-dimensional genomic structure of male germ cells and how this structure determines their function. The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, represents a significant advance in our understanding of how the dynamics of insulator proteins and transcriptional activity are coupled during the 3D genome re-organisation that takes place during the formation of male germ cells.