Canaletas, the manufacturer of Water Coolers and Drinking Fountains has reached a cooperation agreement with the "ACE Foundation. Catalan Institute of Applied Neurosciences "to support research into neurodegenerative diseases.
The care and research are the cornerstones of the ACE Foundation, which focuses on the field of aging, cognitive impairment and dementia
El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona), 28 July 2008
More than 600,000 people suffer from some form of dementia in Spain. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60% of this figure. These numbers demonstrate the growing rate of neurodegenerative diseases in the health field. Against this background, one of the important keys to changing this context is to invest efforts in investigating techniques to fight these diseases.
Some companies have joined this cause. Canaletas, a company that focuses on the design and manufacture of all types of water coolers and drinking fountains, is one of them. The company agrees to cooperate with ´ACE Foundation, Catalan Institute of Applied neurosciences ' to support research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. The ACE foundation, declared 'charity care type' and signed by the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1995, focuses on assisting people with neurodegenerative diseases and the investigation of these pathologies.
Through this agreement, which is valid for one year with possibility of renewal, Canaletas subsidize some of the foundations projects, which in 2007 treated nearly 4,000 patients, 500 more than the previous year. Alzheimer's is the most widespread disease among patients with neurodegenerative diseases, representing 59% of such ailments. ACE Foundation is involved in various projects designed to investigate this as well as clinical pharmacology trials, sponsoring studies of content and social or educational activities and awareness.
Canaletas, as Jordi Morera the company's general director explained, is a company aware of this social reality "and thus contributes" with the agreement reached with ACE to find a solution. "
Canaletas is a company based in El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona), for over 40 years it has been designing and manufacturing all kinds of water coolers and drinking fountains. Since its founding, the firm has been distinguished for its innovative character and this commitment has helped Canaletas in developing innovative projects. A few years ago, for example, the organization decided to implement the ERP software, with which they have increased in flexibility and were able to improve its delivery service.
Canaletas is a family run company founded in 1965, which focuses on the design and manufacture of all types of water coolers and drinking fountains. Its headquarters are based in El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona), the company has different branches throughout the country and a distribution network covering the majority of European countries, while exporting to many different areas around the world.
Currently, Canaletas is the most experienced manufacturer of water coolers and drinking fountains in Europe and is characterized by its innovative spirit, this can be seen by the numerous patents that have been registered throughout its 45 year history. The company is now run by the second generation and is notable for the quality of its products that stand the test of time and offer a "life cycle" superior to most other coolers and dispensers on the market.
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