IBEC researchers develop a three-dimensional model of muscle tissue using bioprinting and tissue bioengineering techniques that allow reproducing their strength, contraction and aging profiles. The new model will have potential applications in fields such as biomedicine, cosmetics and robotics. In addition, it will open the doors to the study of morphological and functional alterations caused by muscle aging.
A retrospective analysis performed by researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and University College London (UCL) has found that high-intensity therapy beginning within 6 months post-stroke offers the best rehabilitation outcomes, suggesting that standards of care offered by many healthcare systems should be re-analysed.
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.