Challenges and opportunities in biomedical research

The 15th Annual Conference of Biomedical Research Technology Platforms was held yesterday and, with more than 700 participants, it has become the reference forum for analyzing the main challenges and opportunities facing Spain in biomedical research. The event, which was attended by Josep Samitier, director of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and scientific coordinator of the Nanomed Spain platform, brought together representatives of the Administration, regulatory agencies, universities and companies, as well as clinical researchers and patients.

New impulse of the “Science Law”

Josep Samitier, director of IBEC and president of the Catalan Association of Research Entities (ACER) appears in the newspaper “El Temps” for the approval of the processing of the draft of the “Law of Science”.

IBEC’s Director receives the Narcís Monturiol Medal for his contributions to science and technology

The Catalan Government awarded yesterday the Narcís Monturiol Medal for scientific and technological merit to the Director of the IBEC, Josep Samitier i Martí, for his contributions to the development of the Catalan system of science and technology. During his speech on behalf of all winners, Samitier reminded us the need to strenghten the support to science and technological efforts.

Vitala is born, a spin-off of IBEC that offers innovative and more ethical solutions for health research

Vitala Technologies, a biotechnology-based company born in the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), will offer innovative solutions for the analysis of drugs during their development, as well as the possibility to know in advance and in a personalized way, what will be the response of a patient to a certain treatment.