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Are we prepared to combat the pandemic and other emerging infections?

In order to assess what we have learned from this pandemic, what current tools and technologies are available and how we can act to be better prepared for new infections in the future, some of the best international experts have gathered virtually at the CaixaResearch Conference "Pandemics: Overcoming Covid-19 and Preparing for the Future" on 16-17 November 2021 online. Here is a summary.

Before and after Covid-19

Current generations will remember 2020 as the year everything changed. People confined to their homes, industries at minimum production levels, hospitals overflowing, borders closed and, in general, a world put on pause by the whims of a virus that popped up almost overnight. The BioRegion wasn’t spared this abnormality, but as the healthcare and life sciences sector is strategic and essential to managing the pandemic, the revolution in this case brought out the best of the sector to fight the virus.

6 ‘made in Catalonia’ Covid-19 prediction and prognosis methods

Predicting and establishing the prognosis of diseases is key to controlling them. Biocat will provide support for the 19 research projects in the BioRegion awarded €4 million from the Catalan Ministry of Health to research the pandemic, 6 of which are looking into possible prediction or prognosis methods for this disease. Let’s look at how the centers are focusing their research.

3 Catalan Covid-19 vaccines

A few days ago, the 19 research projects in the BioRegion awarded €4 million from the Catalan Ministry of Health to research the pandemic, with technical support from Biocat, were announced. Of these projects, 3 are researching potential vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Let’s look at the preventive strategies they propose.

5 existing drugs that could be used for Covid-19

Five research projects in the BioRegion of Catalonia are investigating how to take advantage of therapies already in use for other diseases to treat Covid-19. They have received funding from the Catalan Ministry of Health to study this new path towards a possible cure to the pandemic. Let’s look at what they’re working on.