We evaluate new biomarkers through SIMOA to obtain better diagnostic and prognostic tools in stroke, within the framework of the RICORS-ictus network.
Stroke is the first cause of mortality in women, the second in men, and the main cause of disability in adults in our country.
The Laboratory Neuroimaging and Biomarkers at ACHUCARRO is a member of the network RICORS-ictus. This is an initiative of the Carlos III Health Institute that brings together 23 research groups and 9 clinical groups throughout Spain, in order to respond to one of the diseases with the greatest socio-sanitary impact in the country, through improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.
The Basque Country is represented in the RICORS-ictus network by a group of researchers coordinated by Dr. María del Mar Freijo, a neurologist who heads the Vascular Neurology group at Biocruces Bizkaia, and includes researchers from the Rehabilitation groups of said Institute, located in the Cruces University Hospital and the Gorliz Hospital, of the BCBL (Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language), CIC biomaGUNE (Center for cooperative research in biomaterials) and ACHUCARRO (Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience).
The group at ACHUCARRO is led by the Ikerbasque researcher Abraham Martín, whose work on this project involves the development of advanced techniques for the detection of novel biomarkers using SIMOA to develop better diagnostic and prognostic tools in stroke. The work is carried out in close collaboration with the group of Dr. Freijo (IIS Biocruces-Bizcaia), Dr. Pedro Ramos-Cabrer from CIC biomaGUNE and Dr. Simona Mancini from BCBL, with the aim of advancing in the development of new biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with stroke, especially in relation to the changes observed in neuroimaging.
On January 31, the “I Meeting of the Euskadi group of the RICORS-Stroke network” took place at the IIS Biocruces Bizkaia facilities, with the participation of Aita Menni. In this meeting, experiences and new initiatives were shared and collaborations between the components of this working group were strengthened..