In 1983, after the death of Dr. Antoni Esteve i Subirana (1902-1979), his descendants decided to honor his memory with the creation of the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation, a non-profit institution whose objective is to promote pharmacotherapy and science through different activities and publications.
Meeting in Barcelona Paquita Soler, Dr. Antoni Esteve i Subirana’s wife, and her children Josep, Montserrat and Joan, appointed the eldest son, Dr. Josep Esteve i Soler, as Chairman of the Board.
From 1983 to June 2018, the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation had its headquarters at calle Llobet i Vall-Llosera number 2 in Barcelona.
Josep Esteve i Soler (1930-2019), holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation during 36 years.
- Tribute video Dr. Josep Esteve i Soler (Manresa, 1930 – Barcelona, 2019)
- Tribute Dr. Josep Esteve i Soler at the Reial Acadèmia de Farmàcia de Catalunya
- Video of the Dr. Josep Esteve i Soler tribute at the Reial Acadèmia de Catalunya
- Article in Annals de Medicina Journal about Dr. Josep Esteve i Soler
From June 2018, the offices of the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation are located in what is known as Torre Esteve, at Paseo de la Zona Franca number 109 in Barcelona.
In 2019, Dr. Montserrat Esteve i Soler takes over from her older brother in the presidency, after 36 years serving as vice president. Joan Esteve i Soler, in charge of vice-president during all these years, has supported his brothers since the creation, maintenance and expansion of the Foundation that bears the name of his father, together with Dr. Joaquim Targa Cuyás.
To start the Foundation in 1983, the Esteve family decided to have the help of Dr. Sergi Erill Sáez (1938-2020), a pioneer of clinical pharmacology in Spain. He accepted the challenge of being the founding Director of the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation, emulating the English CIBA Foundation. Established in 1949, Lord William Henry Beveridge defined it as “not a laboratory for mixing compounds, but a laboratory for mixing scientists”.