IBEC promotes the development of advanced therapies thanks to FEDER funding

Funding from the 2014-2020 Catalan FEDER Operational Program, through the call for institutional projects for R+D infrastructure with a total amount of 700,000€, has co-financed the adaptation of new laboratory spaces and the acquisition of scientific equipment for IBEC laboratories. These new infrastructures will be aimed at boosting nanomedicine and tissue engineering research for the development of advanced therapies.

Joining forces with FEDER to collaborate on solutions for rare diseases

IBEC has signed a collaboration agreement with the Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras (FEDER), a non-profit organization that represents the three million people suffering from rare diseases throughout the country.

Rare diseases are those that affect fewer than 5 out of every 10,000 inhabitants. According to the WHO, there are about 7,000 such diseases affecting 7% of the world’s population, so altogether they affect a huge number of people – and they can appear at any stage of life. The agreement with IBEC will connect the institute with patients’ associations to develop projects together that have a direct application according to the needs of sufferers.