The group led by Xavier Trepat at IBEC, together with Marino Arroyo, associate researcher at IBEC, and other international collaborators have developed intestinal organoids and measured cellular forces in order to decipher how the inner wall of this vital organ folds and moves.
A study led by researchers from IBEC and IDIBAPS achieves, for the first time, the control of brain state transitions using a molecule responsive to light.
IBEC researchers were able to drastically reduce the microscopy images processing time using machine learning tools. By using this new technique, they obtained, in only few seconds, a map of the cellular biochemical composition.
IBEC researchers together with the company Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo (DAM) develop a drone able to simulate the olfactory system and to detect, monitor and identify the bad odours produced by the waste water treatment plants.
Josep Samitier, Nuria Montserrat and Samuel Sánchez’s biobots appear in the National Geographic documentary “Ciencias de la vida: Trasplantes” for scientific innovation that addresses the growing demand for organs.
Josep Samitier, director of IBEC and president of the Catalan Association of Research Entities (ACER) appears in various media talking about the precariousness of resources in the research world.
Josep Samitier, Teresa Sanchis and Nuria Montserrat highlight the advances made in nanomedicine and bioengineering for health in the XIV Annual Conference of Biomedical Research Technology Platforms, and support the voices that recommend increasing resources for the entire sector of basic and clinical research.
Researchers at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Samuel Sánchez, appear in different media for their latest achievement in the biological robots field. The researchers have developed new biobots, based on muscle cells, that can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Eduard Torrents and Maria del Mar Cendra, postdoctoral researcher in his laboratory, have published a review in the journal Biotechnology Advances, where they describe the way in which P. aeruginosa forms biofilms, in which it can coexist with other species of microorganisms and its negative impact on global health.
The team of researchers led by Raimon Jané, group leader at IBEC and researcher at CIBER-BBN, together with international collaborators from imec in the Netherlands and a hospital in Belgium, develop an innovative procedure to assess lung diseases.