The UB receives more than 1.65 million euros in funding for public-private partnership projects

The University of Barcelona, with the support of the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation — its transfer office —, has obtained 1,656,043.90 euros of funding in the 2022 call for grants for public-private collaboration projects from the Ministry of Science and Innovation. The funds will be used to finance nine R&D&I projects developed by UB researchers in collaboration with companies and other research organizations.

UBneuro research staff and the projects they lead that have been distinguished are:

Esther Pérez Navarro, of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, with the project Research and development of a new therapy for the treatment of Huntington’s disease, led by Medibiofarma SL, with the collaboration of the UB and the Research Institute of Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo. Reference: CPP2022-009575.

Ana Méndez Zunzunegui, of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, with the project Development of MP004 as an innovative treatment for retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal diseases: efficacy and toxicology study, validation of the mechanism of action and development plan for pre-clinical regulatory activities, led by Miramoon Pharma SL with the collaboration of the Margarita Salas Biological Research Centre, the Foundation for the Management of Biomedical Research of Cádiz, the UB and the University of the Basque Country. Reference: CPP2022-009867.

Josep Maria Canals Coll, of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, with the project Validation and strategy for the industrialization of 4D bioprinting processes for medical applications; skin tissue (4D-BIOSKIN), led by D de Ingeny Biorem SL with the collaboration of Peaches SL, the Foundation for Training and Health Research of the Region of Murcia, Biocrosmo SL, the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital Research Institute Foundation, the UB and the Reig Jofre SA Laboratory. Reference CPP2022-009969.

David Gallardo Pujol, of the Faculty of Psychology, with the project Workplace Digital Mental Health Ecosystem – Real-time objective assessment of the functionality and mental health of workers through AI and psychometrics, to integrate the management of psychosocial risks, absenteeism, and productivity (WD-MHE), led by Metrika Mind Health SL with the collaboration of the UB, the University of Murcia and Happyforce SL. Reference: CPP2022-010001.

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