Cough sound analyzed to identify the severity of COVID-19 patients

A research team led by IBEC and Hospital del Mar has conducted a study to analyze cough sounds recorded by smartphones in patients with COVID-19. The results reveal cough characteristics that could offer a quick, easy, and cost-effective method for identifying the severity of the disease in patients, whether at home or in any healthcare setting. This work also paves the way for utilizing this model in the ongoing monitoring of patients with persistent COVID-19 and other respiratory pathologies.

The heroes of the pandemic and their experience at IBEC, in tribute to the victims of COVID19

The brilliant medical student, Laia Marcos, has been one of the protagonists of the tribute broadcast by TVE to the victims of COVID19 that took place today at the Royal Palace. Marcos lived a decisive step in her life, during hher stay in the laboratory of the pioneer researcher Samuel Sánchez at IBEC, with the help of the also scientific and expert Maria Guix.

Nuria Montserrat, invited as a key speaker at the European Research and Innovation Days

Last 23rd and 24th of June took place the European Research and Innovation Days, where Nuria Montserrat was invited to share her research and personal experiences in a high-level panel about “COVID-19: lessons learnt, preparedness and resilience”. The event was opened by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and was moderated chaired by Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief Springer Nature.

Bioengineering against COVID-19 receives a new boost thanks to “La Marató”

Three projects of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) will receive funding from “La Marató de TV3” to investigate different aspects of COVID-19. Thanks to the contributions received, the experts will deepen their understanding of the disease and its possible therapeutic solutions, study improvements in patient care processes, develop a system to predict the evolution of the respiratory system, and advance in the treatment of patients with pneumonia derived from COVID19.

Experts highlight the importance of nanomedicine and bioengineering to address health challenges

IBEC experts participate in the XIV Annual Conference of Biomedical Research Technology Platforms, focusing on research opportunities following the pandemic caused by COVID19. Josep Samitier, Teresa Sanchís and Nuria Montserrat highlight the advances made in nanomedicine and bioengineering for health, and join the voices that recommend increasing resources for the entire sector of basic and clinical research.