In July 2017, IBEC open a new shared space prepared to carry out ‘heavy’ chemical synthesis. It’s an isolated space furnished with several chemical fume hoods, equipped with argon and nitrogen, gases necessary to perform chemical reactions in a controlled atmosphere. Also, routine specific equipment for chemical synthesis is available. This space responds to a new demand of the IBEC groups that are developing innovative bioactive compounds and biomaterials. Currently, two IBEC groups are using this space intensively.