New call for health research: 25 million

Honorable Minister of Science and Innovation, Diane Morantannounced this Thursday in Seville a call for 25 million euros finance and promote collaborative projects of Health R+D+I between public research organisations, hospitals and companies. This is the first joint call between the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) and the Industrial Technology Development Center (CDTI), bodies dependent on the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

This initiative, which combines the capabilities of both entities, marks a new stage in the coordination and integration ofl Support for Spanish R&D&I in health from more scientific part to the commercial aspect.

The projects to be financed aim to generate and consolidate innovative processes to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and patient care in a personalized way. More specifically, these projects will aim to develop early diagnosis tools in the field of precision medicine to improve the detection of diseases with high mortality and prevalence.

They will also be dedicated to accelerating the potential innovative treatments and personalized in essential medicines, advanced therapies and precision surgical tools to improve diagnosis and comprehensive rehabilitation. These projects also aim to improve the research, monitoring and rehabilitation of chronic diseases.

The call, scheduled for the end of the second quarter of the year, is part of the LOSS for Peak Health, a public-private collaboration instrument promoted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and focused on the transformation of the health sector through R&D&I. This PERTE plans to mobilize nearly 1,500 million euros between 2021 and 2023 for the development of advanced therapy and precision medicine projects.

Visit to the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville

The Minister of Science and Innovation visited the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, an organization dependent on the Superior Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Andalusian Government and the University of Seville, in which they work nearby 1,000 researchers and researchers and technical and management staff.

Morant has seen firsthand some of his projects to develop advanced therapies and personalized treatments, to which the Ministry of Science and Innovation has allocated nearly 2.7 million euros over the last two years.

He also met with the research staff responsible for the Unique infrastructure for biomedical research in single cells (ISIBiSCI) and visited the Technological Platform for the Automated Generation of Viral Vectors for Immunotherapy Projects in Hospital Environments.

The research axes of IBIS they focus on five thematic areas: Infectious and Immune System Diseases, Neurosciences, Oncohematology and Genetics, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases and Other Systemic Pathologies, and Liver, Digestive and Inflammatory Diseases.

New Joint Research Center (JRC) in Seville

Similarly, the Minister of Science and Innovation took part in the presentation of the project for the future permanent headquarters of the Joint Research Center (JRC) in Seville.

The JRC, with six offices across Europe, is the scientific service of the European Commission, which provides independent support, technical information and data for the design and implementation of European policies. As part of an international architectural competition launched by the European Commission with the collaboration of thea International Union of Architects and the support of the City Council of Seville, has selected Bjarke Ingels Group to design the new building in Seville which will permanently house JRC staff already working in that city.

From the Andalusian capital, the JRC develops fundamental studies for the functioning and implementation of the main European policiesas the path to sustainability, the digital economy, energy independence and economic recovery from emerging crises, such as the invasion of Ukraine or the pandemic.

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