Asociacion Instituto Biodonostia

Osakidetza (Servicio Vasco de Salud/Basque Health System) is the public healthcare system of the Basque Country, a region located in the north of Spain, and has a target population of more than 2 million inhabitants. Osakidetza was created by the Health Department of the Basque Government in 1983 and all the public hospitals and primary care of the Basque Region are under this organization.

Biodonostia Health Research Institute is the first institute for health research authorized in the Basque Country (Spain). It was created in 2008 and the renovated building inaugurated in 2010. Its accreditation in 2011 as a Health Research Institute by the prestigious Carlos III Institute of Health meant that it joined the elite group of accredited Health Institutes at a Spanish national level. The Institute preferentially boosts translational research focusing on the patient; it covers all research carried out in Gipuzkoa within the framework of the Basque Public Health Service (Osakidetza) and aims to improve people’s health through its multi-institutional and interdisciplinary collaborative structure. Apart from Osakidetza (including the University Hospital Donostia, Primary Healthcare Centers and regional Hospitals), the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), the Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park, BCBL and Onkologikoa, the Matia Gerontology Institute and other recognized centers are also members of the Institute.

The research of Biodonostia Institute is organized into 7 subject areas that bring together around 300 researchers in 24 groups. One of these areas is “Infectious Diseases”, including the line of “Antimicrobial Resistance”, of which researchers included in this project take part. The Microbiology Department of University Hospital Donostia will assess the antimicrobial activity, the resistance against contamination and the durability of FlexPol films in inpatients´ rooms and visitors´ areas of a tertiary hospital and a nursing–home. Besides, the lifetime activity and compatibility of FlexPol films with an established system of cleaning and disinfection will be evaluated.


Jose María Marimón Ortiz De Zárate, Pharm.D.

Ainara Arana Salaverría, Pharm.D.

Gustavo Cilla Eguiluz, M.D., Ph.D.

Phone +34 943 00 70 46
Microbiology Department
University Hospital Donostia
Paseo Dr. Beguiristain S/N
20014 San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain