Samuel Sánchez, group leader at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), has received a medal from the Young Academy of Spain as a new full-time academic. The event took place in the Assembly Hall of the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy.
Professor Samuel I. Stupp from the Northwestern University, in USA, joined last November 1st the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a Visiting Severo Ochoa Research Distinguished Professor. Stupp is a pioneer demonstrating how supramolecular biomaterials can be used to regenerate neural, vascular, and musculoskeletal tissues such as the spinal cord, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, or muscles.
The Catalan Government awarded yesterday the Narcís Monturiol Medal for scientific and technological merit to the Director of the IBEC, Josep Samitier i Martí, for his contributions to the development of the Catalan system of science and technology. During his speech on behalf of all winners, Samitier reminded us the need to strenghten the support to science and technological efforts.
International experts and three hundred registered attendees met in the 14th IBEC Symposium, dedicated to regenerative therapies. Organised by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), speakers presented the latest advances in mini-organs, organs on a chip, 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, among others.
Vitala Technologies, a biotechnology-based company born in the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), will offer innovative solutions for the analysis of drugs during their development, as well as the possibility to know in advance and in a personalized way, what will be the response of a patient to a certain treatment.
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) presents its strategy for sustainability which is committed to promote more sustainable practices in research and administration. With this initiative IBEC, an international excellence center focused on bioengineering solutions for health, takes the lead to fight climate change, pollution and non-sustainable practices with more strategy and actions.
IBEC Faster Future program has made possible, over the last two years, and thanks to donor contributions, the study of antibodies as the basis of a therapeutic product for the treatment of Parkinson’s. The researchers now present the scientific advances and will continue working to try to respond to one of the greatest challenges of modern medicine: neurodegenerative pathologies such as Parkinson’s.
A recent alliance between the LEITAT Technological Center and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) will give a new impulse in the development and application of cutting-edge technologies that will combine engineering and biology to find solutions to health problems. Both institutions have established a new agreement to promote innovation in different scientific and technological areas, including 3D bioprinting with bioinks.
Last Friday, September 24, the “European Researchers’ Night” took place, an event that is held on a European scale in more than 300 cities in 30 different countries. The objective of this event is to publicize the diversity of science and its impact on the daily lives of citizens in a close and inspiring way. For yet another year, IBEC has not wanted to miss it and has been present at various activities.
Bioengineering is powerful and reaches the classroom thanks to a study on nanotechnology, carried out by students from the Joan Pelegrí school. Marina Pujol, a student of the educational program “Crazy about Bioengineering” that takes place at IBEC, transmitted her passion for bioengineering to two of her classmates and they have written a report and recorded a video on nanotechnology.