IBEC renews the accreditation ‘HR Excellence in Research’ from the European Commission

IBEC has been awarded for the second time the ‘Human Resources Excellence in Research’ from the European Commission, in recognition of its commitment to continuously improving its HR policies. With multiple actions in line with The European Charter of Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code), IBEC renews the logo for the next three years.

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Nanomedicine seeks solutions against rare diseases

Despite its importance in the fight against pandemics such as COVID-19, a lesser-known face of nanomedicine is its potential to contribute to solutions to so-called rare or minority diseases. Coinciding with February 28th, the world day for rare diseases, experts invited by the Nanomed Spain platform and the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute (IRSJD) present the latest advances in nanomedicine against three of these disorders: muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and Fabry disease.

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Zaida Álvarez wins the Rafael Hervada prize

At the press conference held this morning at the San Rafael Hospital, the Rafael Hervada prize was announced. Zaida Álvarez, current researcher at IBEC, has been awarded for her pioneering research on regeneration of spinal cord injuries using nanotechnology at the Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.

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The Nano World Cancer Day brings together experts from research, medicine, foundations and business sectors

This February 4, World Cancer Day, experts from hospitals, research centres and foundations met virtually with some 80 attendees, at the event organised by Nanomed Spain, to publicise the latest advances in nanomedicine against cancer. This is the seventh edition of the Nano World Cancer Day, an event that is fast becoming a benchmark in Spain.

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An Innovative Project brings Bioengineering to Rural Schools

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) has signed an agreement with the Secretariat of Rural Schools of Catalonia to bring bioengineering to places in the Catalan territory with lower population densities. IBEC, which is in this way contributing to democratising knowledge and uniting the territory, has already begun its innovative project at several rural schools in Solsonès.

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Three IBEC researchers granted with “La Caixa Foundation” fellowships for young scientific leaders

Veronika Magdanz, of the Nano Intelligent Devices Group led by Samuel Sánchez, as well as Iris Batalha and Mohit Kumar of the Molecular Bionics group led by Giuseppe Battaglia, have been selected among more than 700 candidates for a fellowship within the competitive postdoctoral call for young scientific leaders of “La Caixa Foundation”. Thanks to these grants, researchers will work on innovative micro and nano systems that seek to contribute to better understanding and to find solutions to health problems.

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nAngioDerm participated in world congress TERMIS

Professor Elisabeth Engel from IBEC, coordinator of nAngioDerm European project, presented the advances of the project at the 6th world congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS2021). Professor Engel talked about cells-materials interactions to promote vascularization in one of the most important scientific conferences in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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