IMIM Institut Recerca Hospital del Mar

IMIM Institut Recerca Hospital del Mar

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About IMIM Institut Recerca Hospital del Mar


IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute), located at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) is, up to 82%, made up of research groups lead by professionals from the MAR Health Park , most of whom are associates of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), as well as other seconded staff members from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS-UPF), the Centre of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB) and the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).

On 16 December 2013, the Accreditation Committee of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) approved the acreditation of IMIM as a Health Research Institute, which was ratified by the State Secretarial of Research, Development and Innovation for the Order of 17 February 2014.

At IMIM there are around seven hundred professionals, of which one hundred and nineteen are lead researchers distributed in fifty-six research groups integrated into the five multi-disciplinary programmes framing research activities within IMIM:

Cancer, directed by Joan Albanell
Epidemiology and Public Health, directed by Jordi Alonso
Cardiovascular and inflammatory processes, directed by Miguel López-Botet
Biomedical Informatics, directed by Ferran Sanz
Neurosciences, directed by Rafael de la Torre

A large proportion of its budget is provided by external competitive funds that are managed by the Mar Institute of Medical Research Foundation.

The scientific output generate from this research includes almost 550 annual papers in international journals indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI). Another relevant fact is that 65% of the IMIM papers are published in journals that are in the top quartile of their category.

IMIM has a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) made up of a group of prestigious international expert scientists from the different areas of the IMIM research programmes.
Research areas
Diagnostics, DiagnosisMedical ResearchMedical Technology / Biomedical EngineeringSurgeryIn vitro Testing, Trials Technology and 2 more
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Publications (5)

Triple negative breast cancers are tipically associated with por prognosis, due to aggressive tumor phenotype(s), only partial response to chemoterapy and present lack of clinically established targeted therapies and respresent the focus of increasing interest at the clinical, biological and epidemi[…]

This product consists of a natural extract wich combines olive oil phenols and other bioactive compounds from herbal species. The bioactive compounds of the natural extract have been characterized and quantified. Its use allows a novel therapeutic approach by means of the combination of complementar[…]

Up to date there is not any technology for detecting the risk to suffer atypical fractures related to long-term treatment with bone remodelling inhibitors. The invention will be of usefulness for individualize treatments in patients treated with bone remodelling inhibitors by detecting the individua[…]

Peripheral blood and its components (serum, plasma, and circulating cells) is an easily accessible fluid. An ELISA-based system that exploit circulating protein biomarkers found in this medium is more convenient to the patient compared to a more invasive lung biopsy. The researchers have found that[…]

A new alternative treatment for steatohepatitis has been developed; it consisits on new series of amides of fatty acids with fenilalquilamines (amphetamines, dopamine, etc.) A new mechanism of action based in reductions of consumption is exploded: activation of reduce intake and oxidative stress ant[…]

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