The Cemcat Foundation is a response to the need to promote research and teaching in the field of multiple sclerosis and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system.

About multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, and which is mainly diagnosed in young adults (aged between 20 and 40). The disease takes different forms, and evolves differently in each individual. Over recent years there has been considerable progress in our understanding of it, and the search for drugs to manage the symptoms and progress of the disease. For the moment, though, the condition has no cure. There is still a great deal to learn, and there are forms of sclerosis that have no drugs to address them.

About the Cemcat Foundation

The Cemcat Foundation is a not-for-profit body founded in 2015 as a result of an agreement between the Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat) and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (FEM). The Cemcat Foundation was in fact set up as the result of a partial spin-off from the FEM to incorporate its research and teaching activity within Cemcat.

• The main aim of the Cemcat Foundation is to promote, manage and conduct research and teaching of excellence in neuroimmunology, in particular multiple sclerosis and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Annual report.