Two weeks ago today, members of our consortium members participated in the United European Gastroenterology week in Barcelona. The event was only open to UEG week assistant and that’s why we want to share some insights of the event with all of you.

Embedded within the bussy programme of this international gastroenterology meeting, the workshop for clinicians organised by IDIBAPS was successfully completed. The session provided a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities tackled by New Deal in the field of IBD thanks to the contribution of three representatives of our multidisciplinary team: Julian Panés (Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at Hospital Clínic Barcelona) provided his first hand experience and insights from the clinic while Fabrice Navarro (New Deal project coordinator and Head Microfluidic and Bioengineering Lab at CEA, Grenoble) presented the New Deal project as well as the increasing attention lipid nanocarriers are gaining as specific and efficient drug delivery systems. Finally Xavier Gidrol (Head of Biomics Laboratory CEA, Grenoble) discussed the great therapeutic potential of siRNA technologies as selective modulators of the gene expression that could revolutionise the way we treat countless diseases.

A fruitful discussion with the audience completed the evening and highlighted the importance of international research initiatives like New Deal that are possible thanks to the support of the European Commission.

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