Barcelona Clinical Trials Platform

Treballem per l’excel·lència en investigació i recerca

An iniciative by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Salut
  • Biocat

Health Sciences Research Institute of the Germans Trias i Pujol Foundation

Can Ruti Hospital

Hospital de can Ruti

Ctra. de Can Ruti. Camí de les Escoles, s/n 
08916 Badalona 93 497 86 55

Contact person: 

Manel Puig Domingo 93 497 88 94 

Team dedicated to clinical research: 


25 Research technicians


16Administrative staff

Core facilities: 

IGTP Platforms

  • Biobank
  • Bioimaging
  • Cryobiology
  • Cytometry
  • Genomics
  • Microscopy
  • Proteomics/Metabolomics


Support units

  • Center for Experimental Models
  • Multipurpose Clinical Research Unit
  • Radioactive Measures
  • Innovation Unit
  • Technology Transfer Office
  • National and International Projects Office
  • Biostatistics Support
  • Epidemiology and CEIC

Health Sciences Research Institute of the Germans Trias i Pujol Foundation (IGTP) seeks to create a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional environment in which to carry out translational research to improve human health and quality of life. 

The IGTP aims to be a prestigious biomedical research center, a benchmark in Catalonia and the world, that helps improve human health and quality of life through sustainable research of excellence, professional expertise and technology transfer.

The IGTP is a public center under the research umbrella of the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital. Its facilities are located on the Can Ruti Campus in Badalona, with strong ties to the rest of the institutions that do research there, like the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute (IJC), Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC) and the AIDS Research Institute (IrsiCaixa), among others.

Areas of clinical expertise

The institute focuses on eight areas of research, which generate approximately five hundred scientific publications per year in prestigious science journals: Behavioral Sciences and Substance Abuse, Immunology and Inflammation, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Bone and Kidney Diseases, Liver and the Digestive System, Cancer and Neuroscience.

Recognition and distinctions

The IGTP is a CERCA center (Research Centers of Catalonia) and has been accredited as a center of excellence by the Institute of Health Salud Carlos III and CIBER (Biomedical Research Networking Centers).

Teaching specialties

The IGTP covers all of the MIR areas: Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, General and Digestive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Allergology, Aesthetic and Reparative Plastic Surgery, Digestive System, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Medical/Surgical Dermatology and Venereology, Urology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Nephrology, Neurology, Radiodiagnosis, Rheumatology, Pathological Anatomy, Clinical Analysis, Pulmonology, Hospital Pharmacy, Medical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology, Radiotherapy Oncology, Immunology, Hematology and Hemotherapy, Microbiology and Parasitology, Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Intensive Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Family and Community Medicine, and Pediatrics.