NANBIOSIS, the Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation that counts with the Microfabspace & Microscopy Characterization Facilities from IBEC, recently renewed its permanence in the Council for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy, the ICTS 2021-2024, in an event chaired by the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant.
Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) are facilities dedicated to cutting-edge research of the highest quality, as well as to the transmission, exchange and preservation of knowledge, technology transfer and the promotion of innovation. Recently, the Council for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy on its XI meeting and chaired by the Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, approved the new network of Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures, the ICTS Map for 2021-2024, counting with 29 ICTS present in different Spanish territories.
NANBIOSIS, one of the five ICTS in the area of health sciences and biotechnology, is an Infrastructure composed by 26 units dedicated to the Production and Characterization of Nanomaterials, Biomaterials and Systems in Nanomedicine, and includes Microfabspace & Microscopy Characterization Facilities from IBEC. NANBIOSIS’s thematic area has significantly increased its representation in the current ICTS Map, and its purpose is to perform complete preclinical validation from the design and synthesis of the product to its in vivo validation based on scientific rigour and from a technological and regulatory perspective.
This particular infrastructure, NANBIOSIS, provides solutions for both, research institutions and companies, in the field of design and production of biomaterials, nanomaterials and their nanoconjugates focused on biomedical applications, such as medical devices, biosensors, regenerative medicine, drug delivery systems and therapeutic agents.
In this context, Microfabspace & Microscopy Characterization Facilities from IBEC is a versatile research facility offering in a 10.000 class clean room space of 90m2, state-of-the-art equipment for the microfabrication and characterization of biomedical-related devices to IBEC researchers, public research institutions, and private companies who aim to develop their innovative ideas in the fields of bioengineering, BioMEMS, materials science, tissue engineering and microfluidics. Services include technical advice in design, development and analysis of devices, up-to-date processes, materials, among others.
The minister announced that the next call to strengthen the ICTS, scheduled for the first half of 2022, will allocate 38 million euros until 2025 to finance lines of investment associated with the construction, development, instrumentation, equipment and improvement of its scientific- techniques. The previous call, published in 2021, dedicated nearly 37 million euros to these infrastructures.