2012 December 4

Donation of an Affymetrix Microarryas Platform

The Badalona Foundation against Cancer and the Josep Carreras Foundation donate an Affymetrix® Microarrays Platform (PAM) to the Institute.

Today the Myelodysplastics syndromes Group of the Institute received the donation of an Affymetix Microarrays Platform. The brand new machine was donated in a joint gift from the Josep Carreras Foundation and the Badalona Foundation against Cancer.

There was a festive mood in the laboratory as Dr Francesc Solé showed the group of guests the machine and explained how it would be used for the diagnostics for patients and also for research purposes.

Miquel Carreras (no relation) of the Badalona Foundation, Dr Albert Carreras from the Josep Carreras Foundation and other guests from both foundations, the institute and the Catalan Instiute of Oncology (ICO) at the Germans Trias Hospital on the Can Ruti Campus joined the event.

In an informal ceremony Miguel Carreras attached a plaque to the machine to mark the event and this generous gift.