Retaining talent and fostering public-private partnerships, some of the challenges that is facing the HealthTech sector

Xartec Salut has opened the debate on the main challenges of the Catalan ecosystem to become an international reference in the field of health technologies.

  1. Dr. Lourdes Ibañez coordinates the European SPIOMET4HEALTH project: a new treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents and young women

    Dr. Lourdes Ibañez, from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, coordinates the new European SPIOMET4HEALTH will test the efficacy of this new treatment for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in adolescent girls and young adult women, in a multi-centric phase II clinical trial.

  2. Survival rate of high-risk neuroblastoma patients treated with next-generation immunotherapy at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

    Researchers of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital and of Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) have published the results of treatment with the humanised anti-GD2 antibody Naxitamab (DanyelzaR) combined with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF; LeukineR) in high-risk neuroblastoma patients.

  1. More than 6% of Europeans suffer from depression

    Dr. Antoni Serrano (Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu) participates in a study led by King's College London and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute where the prevalence of depression among the population of more than 27 European countries has been studied.

  2. Predicted prognosis of one type of childhood cancer by tumour engraftment in mice

    Researchers of the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital have made public their ten-year experience with the development of animal models of paediatric sarcomas

  3. Human milk from women infected and vaccinated for coronavirus has antibodies against COVID-19

    Human milk from infected women and vaccinated for coronavirus has antibodies against COVID-19, according to two published studies in the medRxiv repository and launched by the scientific consortium MilkCorona,

  4. Research identifies six groups in the population more susceptible to the impact of the pandemic

    Dr. Belén Arranz, Dr. Judith Usall i Rodié and Dr. Antoni Serrano from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu participate in the project COM-COVID, leds by Dr. Cristina Vilaplana from the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute.

  5. Can a newborn’s brain discriminate speech sounds?

    A study by the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu shows newborns do not fully distinguish different vocal sounds. Researchers created a new methodology to record the neural encoding for these sounds, published in the Nature's open-access journal Scientific Reports.

  6. Supplementing the maternal diet with betaine during lactation may reduce the risk of childhood obesity

    Decreased levels of betaine in breast milk are associated with accelerated growth in babies during the first few months of life, a risk factor for childhood obesity. Study led by a research team from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, published in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine.