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Medication in Catalonia. Enterprise, science and innovation for health

An exhibition on the scientific and technological evolution that medicinal manufacturing has undergone in Catalonia

Until 19 April 2022

This exhibition features the scientific and technological evolution that medicinal manufacturing has undergone in Catalonia. From the old apothecaries' shops to today's industrial medicinal manufacturing, along with traditional pharmacies and the use of home remedies, presenting a vision of the past, present and future of health treatments in the country.

The presentation, a joint production by MNACTEC and the Uriach Foundation, has a structure divided into 6 areas, covering everything from the first types of medicine in pre-industrial Catalonia, to the modern pharmaceutical industry and natural consumer healthcare, a new nature-based model which has emerged in recent years.

It features exhibits from different eras which have contributed to the evolution and development of Catalonia's pharmaceutical industry and medicines, including such notable items as: a still from 1870, belonging to the laboratories of Dr Andreu and which forms part of the MNACTEC collection of scientific instruments, and a handwritten accounting ledger dating from 1783, owned by the Uriach Foundation.

Areas:

  1. Medication in Catalonia in the first third of the 19th century.
  2. The transformation of medicines (second third of the 19th century).
  3. The seeds of the pharmaceutical industry (first third of the 20th century).
  4. Fight for survival, and recovery (second third of the 20th century).
  5. Commitment to innovation and internationalisation (final third of the 20th century).
  6. Two health models (2000-2022).