Messer and IRBLleida renew their collaboration to promote biomedical research

The agreement aims to promote research and impact on the welfare benefit of society

The new agreement is an initiative that aims to promote, develop, manage and disseminate basic biomedical research, as well as training in research in the field of health sciences. In this way, and based on preferential objectives, quality research and a significant increase in quality of care will be made to provide better services to society.

Focused on health

Based in Vila-seca (Tarragona), Messer has consolidated itself as a manufacturer and distributor of medicinal gases as a pharmaceutical laboratory. In addition, the liquid gas production plant of the company is one of the largest in the Iberian Peninsula, which allows them to supply the company with essential gases for multiple sectors. Among them, stands out the wide range of products that Messer offers to the health sector and that includes from medicines to sanitary products and gases for laboratory.

For this reason, since the company moved to Spain, it has sought ways to create synergies with the health sector to benefit society as a whole, as the commitment that it acquired in 2013 with IRBLleida. Since then, Messer has maintained close collaboration with the center to contribute its grain of sand to biomedical research. Likewise, the gas company also participated actively in various open days organized by IRBLleida, such as the Night of Research, a day where attendees could carry out different activities with the help of the researchers of the center, or the Day of Family Research, addressed to the families of the professionals that make up the Institute.

About Messer

Messer is the largest industrial gas producer of family capital. This German multinational is present in 33 countries, mainly in Europe and Asia, and has a tradition of 120 years.

The Messer Ibérica of Gases subsidiary is present in Spain since 1970. Its main production plants are in the chemical complex of Tarragona, where it supplies large customers in the sector through a network of gas pipelines.

The company offers a wide range of products, such as industrial, food, medicinal and laboratory gases that are marketed through an extensive distribution network throughout the peninsula.

About IRBLleida

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine is a pioneering center in the stimulation of biomedical research. IRBLleida is the result of an agreement signed in 2004 between the Catalan Health Institute (ICS), the Private Foundation Dr. Pifarré and the University of Lleida (UdL), with the mission of promoting biomedical research through the creation of synergies between its different variants. Due to the importance of its work, IRBLleida has been established in a short time as a center of great prestige both nationally and internationally.

Workshop at the facilities of IRBLleida

The agreement reinforces the commitment that Messer started in 2013 with IRBLleida in favor of research and innovation in the field of health.