The ICCC is a Consortium of the Government of Catalonia, the Hospital Sant Pau and the UAB.
The Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciencies (ICCC) is a Consortium between Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia: Departament d'Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya), the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, and Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
The ICCC was created to provide a new impulse for research
The ICCC was created by request of the government of the Generalitat on the 28th September 1999 to undertake a great project and to provide a new impulse for research, development and innovation, key activities in ensuring the competitiveness of Catalonia.
The government of the Generalitat approved the constitution of the Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences Consortium and its articles of association in the government session on the 24th of July 2000, published by the Decision of the 25th of July 2000 in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat, number 3201, on the 9th of August 2000.
In developed countries, cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death. Furthermore, it is also now becoming the leading cause of death in developing countries. That's why one of the biomedical research fields that has seen most growth worldwide over the last few years is the area of the cardiovascular system and its dysfunctions. Thanks to the incorporation of new technologies that help to tackle gene and molecular control strategies, it is also experiencing a time of great innovative potential.
The bodies that go to make up the Consortium are:
- Departament d'Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
- Departament of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya
- Health Management Foundation of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
- Autonomous University of Barcelona