June 7, 2024

ECaBox partners reunited in London

The ECaBox consortium gathered for their third in-person meeting at the London Institute of Healthcare Engineering (LIHE) from June 4th to June 6th, 2024. The event kicked off with an informal dinner at a local pub on the evening of June 4th, providing an opportunity for colleagues to catch up and start conversations. On June […]

January 28, 2024

Dr. Pia Cosma Recognized with Joaquín Barraquer 2023 Award

ECaBox Coordinator Dr. Pia Cosma has been honored with the “Joaquín Barraquer 2023 Award” by the Reial Acadèmia de Medicina de Catalunya (RAMC) for her notable contribution to ophthalmology. The award, presented to the best work in the field published in national or international journals during the preceding two years, acknowledges her team’s research “Müller […]

October 7, 2023

ECaBox sparks public interest in Barcelona

On October 7, 2023, the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park and the CRG, reopened their doors for the popular annual outreach event, celebrating the important role of public engagement in scientific endeavors. Once again, the Open Day provided a unique opportunity for Barcelona’s children, students, and curious citizens to immerse themselves in the realm of biomedical […]

August 1, 2023

World Organ Donation Day

On August 13, we mark World Organ Donation Day, a time to celebrate the generosity of organ donors and the transformative impact of organ transplantation. Through their selflessness, organ donors have saved numerous lives, offering hope and renewed opportunities to individuals facing impairing and life-threatening conditions. Organ donation is also an invaluable resource for researchers, […]

June 8, 2023

ECaBox consortium meets in Porto

The ECaBox consortium gathered for their second in-person meeting in Porto, Portugal, from June 5th to June 7th, 2023. During the first day, the agenda was packed with updates and discussions, covering various aspects of the project. The consortium members shared progress on the different research work packages, showcasing exciting developments and addressing any questions […]

May 26, 2023

ECaBox pitched at Falling Walls Lab Madrid 2023

On Friday, May 26th, at the Falling Walls Lab Madrid event, innovative ideas were thrust into the limelight. Among them, Dr. Eimear Byrne, a talented postdoctoral researcher at CRG, took the stage to present ECaBox! In only 2.5 minutes, Eimear skillfully demonstrated how ECaBox’s pioneering technology can unleash a positive impact on the research for […]

May 14, 2023

World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

This year, the World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week is celebrated between 14-20 May 2023, with initiatives that aim to raise awareness about retinoblastoma and inform about its symptoms. Although retinoblastoma is a rare cancer, with an estimated incidence of about 1 case per 15,000 to 20,000 live births worldwide, it usually affects young children and can […]

October 8, 2022

ECaBox presented to the public in Barcelona

On Saturday October 8, 2022, the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, home to the CRG, reopened its doors to the general public after two years of pandemic closures. The Open Day is a thrilling event where hundreds of volunteers, composed of researchers and staff of the centre, enable children, students and the curious citizens of Barcelona […]

October 1, 2022

ECaBox presented at Aferetica’s Workshop Purification Therapies

On September 30-October 1, 2022, the ECaBox project was presented at Aferetica’s Workshop Purification Therapies – ‘From Research to Clinical Evidence’. With more than 450 participants, 38 international speakers and 83 posters, the two-day congress was an opportunity for dialogue and confrontation on transplantation, from conservation to organ regeneration, and systemic inflammatory diseases, with focus […]

August 11, 2022

Developing a system to assess the viability of the resuscitated eye

The aim of the highly ambitious ECaBox project is to develop a platform for the resuscitation of the human cadaveric eye while ensuring eye function and structure ex vivo for an unprecedented time period. If successful, the developed care box can serve as a platform for the investigation of various therapeutic approaches for retinal degenerative […]