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New UniSalut Healthcare Projects

UniSalut is a joint collaboration program between 4 actors within the Valencian research and innovation system: PUniversitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) and the Fundació per al Foment de la Investigació Sanitària i Biomedical Institute of the Valencian Community (FISABIO). In particular, the subprogram between the UPV and FISABIO is called Polisabio.

The purpose of UniSalut is to stimulate and promote the implementation of Preparatory Actions and Innovation Projects in which research staff from the Miguel Hernández University (UMH), Universitat Jaume I (UJI), and the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) participate jointly, with a special focus on the Gandia Campus and the Alcoi Campus. It also focuses specifically on personnel from the accredited centers affiliated to the Fundació per al Foment de la Investigació Sanitària i Biomèdica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO), particularly from the Health Departments of Vinaròs, Castelló, La Plana, Sagunt, Requena, Valencia-Arnau de Vilanova-Llíria, Valencia-Doctor Peset, La Ribera, Xàtiva-Ontinyent, Alcoi, Elda, Gandia, Marina Baixa, Sant Joan d’Alacant, Elx General Hospital, Elx-Crevillent, Torrevieja, Orihuela, as well as FISABIO-Public Health, CV Transfusion Center, San Vicente Hospital, La Pedrera Hospital, Doctor Moliner Hospital, Pare Jofré Hospital, La Magdalena Hospital and FISA BIO-Medical Ophthalmology.

This program aims to bring about synergies between the research staff and professionals from Fisabio, UPV, UJI and UMH, that will then give rise to research and innovation projects with great scientific-technical potential oriented towards innovative topics that will attract public and private investment in national and international calls of interest.

The 1st edition of the UniSalut program, Polisabio subprogram, has decided to launch 12 preparatory actions and 4 innovation projects that combine scientific knowledge and the most innovative technologies at the service of health.


Preparatory actions

DermoIA: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for the analysis of images captured by digital dermoscopy (Javier Urios Durá, Orihuela Health Department / Benejúzar Auxiliary Clinic, Sandra Sendra Compte, Campus Gandia (UPV)).

Al4Eye: Artificial intelligence in age-related macular degeneration. Multivariate analysis (Cesar Azrak Haskour, Vinalopó University Hospital/Ophthalmology, Jaime Lloret Mauri, Campus Gandia (UPV)).

PREVENCAR: PPrevention of Cardiovascular Events (Mª Carmen Ponce Cuadrado, Orihuela Vega Baja  Department/ Emergency Vega Baja, Jose Joaquín Rieta Ibáñez, Campus Gandia (UPV)).

Innovation project

MEPOC: Low-cost home monitoring system for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (EPOC) (José Belda Ramírez, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova. Area of Pulmonology, Jaime Lloret Mauri, Campus Gandia (UPV)).

For Jesús Alba, director of Campus Gandia, this joint endeavor will increase the quality of life of people, since the projects aim to solve real health needs.

The UPV-FISABIO Partnership Program (Polisabio) was launched in 2017 with the aim of bring about synergies and stimulating new collaborations between researchers from the UPV and the staff of the Valencian Community Health Departments affiliated with FISABIO. The program was originally developed for the Alcoy and Gandia campuses, and the local hospitals. The program for 2018 was extended to the Vera campus and to the rest of the FISABIO centers in the province of Valencia. In 2019 it was expanded to include more health centers in Valencia and Alicante, and later in 2022 UniSalut was launched, grouping together three subprograms: Polisabio, Ujisabio and Ilisabio.

UniSalut Team

Campus Gandia: Pilar Sánchez, psanche@upv.es, 96 284 94 09

Campus Alcoi: Vicente Díez, vdiez@ctt.upv.es , 96 387 70 00 (Extension: 28535)

Vera Campus Vera: Laia Bielsa, labiefer@upv.es , 96 387 70 00 (Extension: 78294)

FISABIO: Amparo Arlandis, arlandis_ampviy@gva.es, 961 92 63 38


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