Bouygues: Catalan independence “won't be a problem” for investing

May 23, 2017 04:08 PM | ACN

The independence process “won't be a problem” for investing in Catalonia, said Paul Cartuyvels, Director for European Affairs of the French multinational Bouygues, a company with more than 125,000 employees and delegations in 19 countries. Cartuyvels participated in a meeting on foreign investment with entrepreneurs and companies from Europe, the U.S. and Asia, organized by the Catalan government during the “European Business Summit”. Bouygues is interested in Catalonia’s Global 3D Priniting Hub and considers the country “a natural partner for high level innovation”. The Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, who explained Catalonia’s business assets during the meeting, said that the political debate is not negatively affecting foreign investment: in fact, in the last 5 years Catalonia has seen a 36% increase in foreign investment.

Pioneering robotic surgery operation in Badalona

April 19, 2017 06:14 PM | ACN

Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, in Badalona, has operated a larynx cancer using Da Vinci robot. This pioneering technology, which was never been used in the Spanish State before, allows to extract the whole larynx through the mouth, without incisions. According to the hospital, this robotic surgery “is less aggressive for the patient and it guarantees a higher security and a quicker recovery”. Morever, the levels of blood waste and the recovery period are significantly reduced, as well as the possibilities of suffering from complications derivated from the operation. This intervention is part of a specific program of head and throat’s robotic surgery promoted by Germans Trias i Pujol.