He is also Research and Innovation Director at the Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí and Director of the Institute Fundació Parc Taulí - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is Director of the Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute I3PT and an Associated Professor of Medicine at the Universitat de Barcelona.
He has been member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and President of the Spanish Society of Critical Care. He is a board member of several journals and also reviewer of the top first quartile journals in the respiratory and critical care fields. Dr. Blanch’s research interests involve translational research on acute lung and brain injury and innovation projects in the on-line monitoring of critically ill patients. He has received numerous grants from public and non-profit organizations and has more than 200 Pub Med indexed publications with an H index of 39 and a high number of citations.
Dr. Blanch is co-founder of Better Care S.L., a start-up company of Corporació Sanitaria Parc Taulí oriented to integrate and synchronize digital signals from different critical care devices (monitor and ventilators) in order to develop context information and intelligent alarms.