Clínic Barcelona

Barcelona becomes part of a worldwide research on Tuberculosis

The Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC) strives to conduct research about the diagnosis, medical treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease. The network is composed of a partnership of clinical investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health departments from different countries, as well as medical and pharmaceutical institutions. From now and until 2010, this Consortium will receive more than $90 million to develop more effective tuberculosis treatments. This funding will be distributed among 20 selected research sites, being Barcelona the only European representative: this site will be coordinated by Dr. Joan A. Caylà, from the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB), and Dr. Josep Maria Miró, from Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - IDIBAPS and the Department of Medicine at the UB. Other participating institutions will be Hospital del Mar, Hospital de Sant Pau, Hospital Universitari MútuaTerrassa, Hospital de Bellvitge, Hospital Vall d'Hebron and the Tuberculosis Control Unit at Drassanes Primary Care Centre within the framework of the Tuberculosis Investigation Unit of Barcelona (UITB).