“Pioneers” Award for research and potential application of biorobots

The researcher Rafael Mestre wins the CERCA 2021 Pioneer Award for his doctoral thesis on the development and application of bioacoustics biorobots based on muscle tissue, and the improvement of its manufacture using 3D printing technologies. The jury considered that the project, carried out under the supervision of ICREA Professor at IBEC, Samuel Sánchez, could have a great impact and applications, in various fields, such as regenerative medicine.

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Researcher Xavier Trepat wins the “Constantes y Vitales” award for his pioneering contributions to the mechanobiology field

The ICREA Research Professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Xavier Trepat, has been awarded with the “Constantes y Vitales” Award for Talent in Biomedical Research, awarded by the Atresmedia group, for his contributions to the field known as mechanobiology, that studies the effect of physical forces on living systems and their implication in pathologies such as cancer.

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The Catalan Association for Parkinson’s visits IBEC

On November 18th, members of the Catalan Association for Parkinson’s visited the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) to see, first-hand, the work of Silvia Muro and her research group, which use nanotechnology to find solutions to this disease. Professor Muro’s work has been supported, among others, by donations received through the IBEC “Faster Future” program.

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The Pioneer in Supramolecular Biomaterials, Sam Stupp, joins IBEC as Severo Ochoa Distinguished Professor

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.

 

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IBEC’s Director receives the Narcís Monturiol Medal for his contributions to science and technology

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.

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