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Navarre inaugurates its big move into biomedical research

20.09.2004


The new Centre for Applied Medicine Research (CIMA) will be officially opened at the University of Navarre (Universidad de Navarra).



More than 15,000 square metres on four floors will be given over to investigative work – both basic and clinical – by some 350 biologists, doctors, pharmacologists and technicians. Those responsible for the project wished to direct their efforts in four areas of research involving 90 per cent of deaths in the West. The CIMA scientists will work within the fields of cancer research, cardiovascular physiopathology, neurosciences and, finally, gene therapy hepatology.

The clinical aims of the work is undisputed – involved in the project are the faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Science at the Clínica Universitaria de Navarra (the Navarre University Hospital), and the Centre of Research into Applied Pharmacobiology.


240 persons have already been incorporated into CIMA, scientists, technicians as well as Civil Servants and Management staff. In the medium or long term, those responsible for CIMA hope the Centre will become self-financing by means of the commercialisation of patented discoveries. «The basic idea is to apply these findings to the patients. We hope that everybody will be able to benefit from the achievements made», according to a spokesperson.

José María Pérez | Basque research
Further information:
http://www.unav.es

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