Eduard Gratacós creates the research team in Fetal and Perinatal Medicine thanks to the support of Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS.
Focused on cardiology and
We develop innovative technologies that enable us to understand how the brain and heart are "reprogrammed" in fetal life.
Our scientific production grows
We published 46 scientific articles in specialized maternal-fetal medicine journals, achieving the highest impact factor to date, of 119.31.
The first fetal lung surgery
For the first time, the team performs surgery on a fetus with a fatal congenital lung condition. The girl will be called Alaitz - joy in Basque - and will be in the news 16 months later.
We publish the first annual report
For the first time, we collect all our achievements in an record of activities. Since then, we are one of the few research teams that has its own annual report.
iNatal is born, a bridge between fetal medicine and society
We collaborate in the creation of iNatal, a reference website on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. And the first with 100% reliable content created by specialists in maternal-fetal medicine.
First specialized European
We coordinate the first Erasmus Mundus joint doctorate program in fetal and perinatal medicine in collaboration with the University of Barcelona (Spain), and the Universities of Leuven (Belgium) and Lund (Sweden).
BCNatal, pregnancy reference center
The consortium formed by the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona and the Hospital Clínic is created, a reference center in the care of the mother and the baby and also when complications occur in the fetus.
Launched in society
We celebrate a recreational-scientific conference with associations of patients and pregnant women to promote healthy habits in pregnancy. With Michelin-starred chefs, we publish a recipe book for pregnant women.
New line of research:
fetal therapy and surgery
Thanks to the support of CELLEX, we bring together experts in medical imaging, robotics, biomaterials and electronic and optical biosensors in search of high-precision treatments to develop better technologies for intrauterine interventions.
IMPACT BCN, clinical trial in
We assess how interventions in the nutrition and emotional well-being of the mother impact on the newborn development.
Improvements in the diagnosis of
impaired fetal growth
We published the RATIO37 protocol, a multicenter study that incorporates a new ultrasound parameter at week 37 of gestation to detect low birth weight and thus reduce the rate of stillbirth and complications in childbirth.
The iNatal app is born
The first app for pregnancy designed by experts in maternal-fetal medicine, 100% personalized and rigorous. With plans in nutrition and mindfulness. Free download
A new system to improve
Together with the Pompeu Fabra University, we develop a three-dimensional personalized pre-surgical planning system for cases with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.