The Pasqual Maragall Foundation and its research center, the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC), have published the 2022 Activity Report, a compilation of the most outstanding information on the scientific, social and economic activity of both entities. Under the motto 'More resources for better research', the document bears witness to an "intense year, full of challenges, successes and new projects that place us at a key moment in the approach to Alzheimer's", as as explained by Arcadi Navarro, Director of the Foundation and the BBRC.
A year of scientific advances and social work
2022 has been the year of the launch of the Pasqual Maragall Researchers Programme, the most important private scholarship program in Spain dedicated to research into Alzheimer's and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of these grants is to promote and finance excellent clinical and translational research, which will allow the Foundation to establish new alliances to accelerate research.
Likewise, last year culminated an essential project for the future of our organization and the approach to Alzheimer's: the start-up of the laboratory for biomarkers in fluids and translational neurology, a crucial infrastructure that is possible thanks to to donations from our social base. The new laboratory contributes to placing the BBRC in a prominent place at a time when biomarkers will be decisive to facilitate early detection and the development of new treatments.
On the other hand, we have maintained our continued support to more than 200 families and caregivers through our support and training groups, aware of the importance of caring for those who care. In addition, we have combined efforts to change the social consideration of Alzheimer's with different actions to make the disease visible and claim that it is a priority in public policies, such as the #CompromísAlzheimer, a joint manifesto with other relevant entities in the sector.
All this and much more has been the result of the work carried out thanks to members, partners, patrons, sponsors, collaborators, participants in our studies, and the teams of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and the BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center.
See the report here: