La “Volta” and GAEM Foundation, a caring tandem

March 14 th 2019 - 11:42

The Volta Ciclista a Catalunya associates to GAEM Foundation, creating a caring tandem in the fight to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The organization, that was founded in 2006 by a group of MS patients in order to impulse the biomedical innovation, has been more than 10 years helping the investigation. 

The GAEM Foundations will be present at different arrivals of the “Volta”, where they will inform the public about the projects and actual courses of action, as about the disease and the consequences that it causes to the patients.

One of the most significant projects for the organization, and related to sport, is “I give my steps”, a charity and inclusive campaign that wants to reach 1 million euros to impulse the Multiple Sclerosis.  Anyone can collaborate with that initiative, which converts steps in funds thanks to companies ‘sponsorships and private donations.  All those who want to collaborate only have to register their day to day steps or their pedals when they do sports and upload them to This campaign also has the objective of raising awareness about the MS consequences and of promoting a healthier way of life.

The GAEM Foundation will also have visibility at the arrivals at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya with billboards, in an edition noticeable for the excellent participation, with ciclysts as the World Champion Alejandro Valverde, el four times winner of the Tour de France, Chris Froome, or the Catalan Marc Soler, among others.

The GAEM Foundation, that is 100% private, works in different fields, related among them. It bets in innovation and investigation, promoting, amongst other investigations, a projects’ accelerator program. With this program they make the investigation more agile and reduce the transference of potential products and innovative technologies of the academy to companies. The organization also does a lot of sensibilization initiatives, with whose it raises awareness of the disease and its affections neurologically. The Foundation also is much compromised with the SM patients and their families and informs them and supports them.

The “Volta” is proud to have the presence of the GAEM Foundation, and help to spread the great work that does the organization.

About GAEM Foundation.

GAEM Foundation, with headquarters at the Parc Científic de Barcelona, has the mission of promote the biomedical innovation to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Optic Neuromyelitis (NO). From the GAEM Accelerator they identify, memorize and guide treatment projects and devices to improve life quality of the patients
GAEM Foundation projects in patients

Immune Tolerance Project. In process at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, it is a personalized treatment of cellular therapy that is being tested in 20 patients.

BN201 Molecule of Bionure, it has neuroprotection and remyelinating properties. It is in clinical process with the first 30 patients.

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