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Presentation of the "Plan Complementario de Biotecnología Aplicada a la Salud" in Galicia within the "PERTE para la Salud de Vanguardia"

  • Presented today in Compostela, the "Plan Complementario de Biotecnología Aplicada a la Salud" is an instrument created by the "Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades" in collaboration with seven autonomous communities.
  • Galicia leads, for Spain as a whole, action line 3 on drug screening platform and analysis of drug-drug interactions. 

The development of tools for diagnosis, prognosis and advanced or targeted therapies in personalised medicine is the main objective of the Plan Complementario de Biotecnología Aplicada a la Salud (PCBAS) in Galicia, led by the Kaertor Foundation. It is a set of initiatives grouped into six main lines of action, promoted by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades within the PERTE para la Salud de Vanguardia, and funded by the Consellería de Educación, Ciencia, Universidades e Formación Profesional through the Axencia Galega de Innovación (GAIN).

The scientific director of CiMUS and coordinator of PCBAS in Galicia, Mabel Loza, stressed that "the plan places Galicia at the forefront of biotechnology, both Spanish and European, because in this great platform we are also connected to Europe and we are increasingly weaving this collaboration"; and she highlighted the collaborative nature of the projects, in which the capacities and strengths of all the members have been combined.

The three Galician universities of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Vigo (USC, UDC and UVigo) and the three health research institutes (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela -IDIS-, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña, -INIBIC- and Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Galicia Sur -IISGS-) participate as partners in the Plan with 15 disruptive projects on drug discovery, nanotechnology, cell therapy and biomedical application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The programme in Galicia has a budget of 3 million euros, of which 1,950,000 comes from the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, and 1,050,000 from the Xunta de Galicia. The presentation of the work plan took place this Friday 28th in Santiago, in an event that counted with the participation of the Commissioner for PERTE para la Salud de Vanguardia, Raquel Yotti.