Research into infectious diseases

We are cooperating in the development of new strategies to combat chronic bacterial infections


    At ”la Caixa” Foundation we support research projects oriented towards generating new and better treatments for infectious diseases that are hard to treat, as well as offering patients better therapeutic options.


    New antimicrobial strategies to combat cystic fibrosis. Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia - IBEC.

    Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive illness caused by a bacterial infection. It causes a multisystemic disorder that essentially affects the lungs, intestines, pancreas and liver.

    All patients with cystic fibrosis suffer respiratory insufficiency, mainly because of chronic bacterial colonisation of the lungs in the form of biofilms. In many patients it is practically impossible to eradicate these chronic infections, as they do not respond to treatment with antibiotics.

    The Bacterial Infections: Antimicrobial Therapies group at IBEC, led by Dr. Torrents Serra, works to combat what is considered to be the root of the problem of cystic fibrosis: the creation of biofilms that hinder the action of antibiotics, cause current treatments to fail and lead to the premature death of a significant number of patients.

Una mirada a Fundación ”la Caixa”

sábado, 31 oct. 2020

Nanopartículas contra ‘maxibacterias’

con Eduard Torrents

El doctor Eduard Torrents y su equipo investigan con la ayuda de CaixaImpulse, del Ámbito de Investigación y Salud de la Fundación ”la Caixa” para acabar con las bacterias resistentes a los antibióticos y lograr la cura de la fibrosis quística.