The Barcelona Macula Foundation, a pioneer research institution in the battle against blindness, continues to move forward with its collaboration policy and has recently signed an agreement to establish synergies with the Fundació Joan Costa Roma, an institution belonging to the Consorci Sanitari de Terassa.
An initiative of the Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST), the Fundació Joan Costa Roma (FJCR) is a private non-profit organization founded in 1998, in memory of Dr. Joan Costa Roma, one of its main advocates.
The primary objectives of the Fundació Joan Costa Roma are to promote and conduct research and to provide education and training within the scope of activity of the Consortium, to contribute to the improvement of public health and the effective operation of healthcare systems.
“The Barcelona Macula Foundation and the FJCR share a strategic approach to our research work, which in both cases always meets the very highest and most demanding standards of quality”, explained Dr. Jordi Monés, the Director of the Barcelona Macula Foundation.
“The Fundació Joan Costa Roma has carried out some very interesting research work that will undoubtedly serve as an excellent starting point for cooperative synergies that will help people with vision problems”, stated Dr. Monés.
For his part, Dr. Manel Balcells, the Managing Director of the Fundació Joan Costa Roma, underscored that “there are areas for shared projects in the fields of both research and ophthalmology training”.
According to Dr. Monés, “these types of agreements unquestionably define the lines to be followed by the countless scientific institutions in the country, as joint efforts and pooled knowledge will always benefit the society in general and the patients in particular".
For the moment, the primary areas of collaboration will be centred on ophthalmology research projects, clinical trials, studies of treatments, courses of therapy and diagnostic methods to detect diseases of the macula, the retina and blindness in general, as well as the promotion of scientific conferences and meetings.
This agreement is yet another of the many contracts that the Barcelona Macula Foundation has signed in the past with institutions such as the ASCAMM, the Acadèmia de Ciències Mèdiques i de la Salut de Catalunya i les Balears, the Fundació Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN).