The Lleida Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. Pifarré Foundation, and SERHS Food have renewed the collaboration agreement that both entities have had for a few years to promote, develop, manage and disseminate biomedical research and research training in the field of health sciences, mainly in Lleida.
SERHS Food for more than 40 years has shown a special commitment to society and the economic and social environment. In the case of Lleida, the company has a special implantation that has recently increased with the management of the food service of new centres such as the Mental Health Hospital and the Almacelles de San Juan de Dios’ Assistance Centre in Tierras de Lleida and they have joined to the Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida University Hospital (HUAV) and the Santa María Hospital’s socio-sanitary complex. In the education field, SERHS Food has been providing the food service for more than 4 years at the Claver Raimat School (Lleida Jesuits) of more than 1.300 students, a reference centre in the area.
IRBLleida also supports the research groups that work at the University of Lleida and the Leridano Health System, to investigate relevant diseases such as cancer, strokes, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, pleura, aging, nervous system, cardiovascular system, disorders and respiratory infections, mental disorders, among others. It has almost five hundred people related to the research, and brings together biomedical research in Lleida, both in the health field and in the university field. Since it was established in 2004, the scientific activity of IRB Lleida has multiplied and has the support of more than one hundred and sixty companies and entities from Lleida, with the help of which the search of its groups has given important results, as it has made it possible to better understand these diseases and improve their diagnosis and treatment.