The CMCiB is a facility of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), located on the Can Ruti Campus in the Barcelona area, Spain. The IGTP is a public research centre dedicated to increasing scientific knowledge and promoting its transfer to improve the treatment, care and lives of patients. The institute is attached to one of the large teaching hospitals in the Barcelona area; the Germans Trias University Hospital and is one of the research organizations on the biomedical campus that surrounds it. It is a CERCA centre; a member of the bio-cluster supported and supervised by the Autonomous Catalonian Government. It is also accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the Instituto Carlos III (Spanish Government) and in this capacity acts as an umbrella organization for scientific research on the campus, where it works in close collaboration with the other centres located there.

Can Ruti Campus: through biomedical research, we improve people's health

With over 3,500 healthcare professionals and 700 researchers working on the campus there is a broad range of research collaboration opportunities available on projects ranging from basic biomedical to clinical research and experimental surgery. The number and variety of research projects underway reflect the advantage of having several specialized medical research centres focussed on different areas of medicine located around a reference teaching hospital working together and the breadth of the research on the campus.