Another successful edition of Health TECH World Cancer Day

Last Friday the IBEC-managed Spanish Nanotechnology Platform, NanoMed Spain, co-hosted the sixth edition of Health TECH World Cancer Day, a global initiative organized as part of World Cancer Day.

It’s the fourth year running that the platform has hosted the conference, which took place at the headquarters of the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) in Barcelona and was opened by Laureano Molins, president de AECC Cataluña and IBEC/NanoMed Spain’s Josep Samitier, who also gave a presentation about the platform.

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The latest innovations in nanomedicine for cancer were presented and discussed in front of an audience of more than 50 researchers, clinicians and students and industry professionals.

The other speakers were Vanesa Abón, from Fundación Científica AECC; Ramón Mangues founding member of Nanoligent/Group Leader at IBB/Sant-Pau; Núria Montserrat, Group Leader of IBEC; Francesc Mitjans responsible of the biomedicine unit of LEITAT; Óscar Martínez, Group Leader of IDIBELL and Gabriel Capellá of IDIBELL/ICO. They presented various new advances in the field and what they may imply in terms of new opportunities in diagnostics and therapies against cancer.

Speakers of the HWCD during the final debate session (from left to right: Vanesa Abón, Óscar MArtínez, Gabriel Capellá, Josep Samitier, Ramón Mangues, Francesc Mitjans and Núria Montserrat)

Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey were also holding events simultaneously on Nano World Cancer Day, each attended by nanomedicine experts from each country and from different backgrounds including researchers, physicians, oncologists and entrepreneurs.

The HealthTECH World Cancer Day was first held in 2013 and is organized at European level by the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) under the European project NOBEL (continuation of the ENATRANS project) and locally by the different members of the ETPN in each country.