SANT JOAN DE DEU FOUNDATION
The Sant Joan de Deu Foundation is a research centre that forms part of Sant Joan de Deu Hospital, one of the most important Pediatric hospitals in Europe. It was created in order to assist with research in addition to teaching in the biomedical social and assistance fields.
Currently, the foundation has an international focus, and houses 8 medical research groups. Although its priority is on the maternal and children’s health fields, research has developed in other medical science areas such as rare diseases, which don’t always receive the necessary attention from commercial laboratories due to economic reasons.
Mental health processes, knowledge regarding adult illnesses of fetal origin, minority neurological diseases, neuro-metabolic processes, infectious illnesses, surgical research and innovation… The Foundation activity and research is wide and rigorous and its scientific contribution, truly outstanding.
In order to continue with their fantastic efforts, the foundation relies on the assistance of different programs, social work efforts, volunteers as well as the collaboration of donors such as La Caixa and the Port Aventura Foundation amongst many others.