IBEC researchers develop new technology for assisted reproduction that will reduce time to pregnancy   

A new technique developed at the Institute for Bioengineering for Catalonia (IBEC) makes it possible to classify the quality of embryos faster and twice as accurately as expert embryologists. The technology, called “METAPHOR”, uses imaging and artificial intelligence to analyse the metabolism of embryos and oocytes. METAPHOR promises to drastically reduce the time and treatment cycles needed to achieve pregnancy through in vitro fertilisation, minimising the emotional and financial burden on patients.

IBEC researchers are part of the European ATTRACT Project to develop a diagnostic device to improve embryo selection for in vitro fertilization procedures

HYLIGHT Project, coordinated by Samuel Ojosnegros from IBEC, was selected by the ATTRACT Phase 2, an initiative of the European Union to boost the transfer of deep technology with great potential to transfer from the laboratories to the society. The project was financed with around 2M euros for 26 months and aims to develop a diagnostic device to select embryos based on their metabolic profiles and increase the success rates of in vitro fertilization techniques.

El IBEC recibe cerca de un millón de euros para estudiar las enfermedades respiratorias graves causadas por virus

El projecto REACT, liderado por el Statens Serum Institut de Dinamarca, cuenta con la participación del Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC) que, con un presupuesto cercano al millón de euros de un total de siete, generará organoides epiteliales nasales humanos específicos como plataformas de validación y modelos preclínicos para investigar la interacción huésped-patógeno .