The Pasqual Maragall Foundation for Research on Alzheimer's was founded in April 2008 with the mission to promote and support scientific research in the field of Alzheimer's and related neurodegenerative diseases, in order to provide effective solutions to the problems of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive aging. Directed by Dr. Jordi Camí, the center is a foundation linked to the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and is part of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).
The Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) is the research center constituted by the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and committed to the EU Charter and Code for Researcher.
Directed by Dr. José Luis Molinuevo, it is fully dedicated to research on Alzheimer’s early detection and disease prevention. The BBRC is affiliated to the Pompeu Fabra University and is also part of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), a large research facility that hosts seven different
research institutions related to biomedical research, including the Hospital del Mar Research Institute (IMIM), the Experimental and Health Sciences Department (CEXS) of the UPF, the Regenerative Medicine Centre of Barcelona (CMRB), and the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), among others, in a multidisciplinary, collaborative and stimulating international environment in close contact with a clinical setting, thus conducive to translational research.
In 2016, the BBRC will move to a new headquarters located on the Pompeu Fabra University campus. The new headquarters will contain excellent technical facilities with large new spaces dedicated to clinical research in prevention of
Alzheimer’s disease and including a clinical trial research unit, a neuroimaging platform and an experimental laboratory for cognitive research.