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.
The “Bioengineering at the Rural School” project, led by the Strategic Initiatives unit of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), is being projected to different European countries in an event organized by the European Network eTwinning, the European online platform for school education, where primary and secondary school teachers from all over Europe have connected to learn, first hand, about different strategies to follow to connect schools in rural environments with cutting-edge education in different fields.
IBEC experts participate in the XIV Annual Conference of Biomedical Research Technology Platforms, focusing on research opportunities following the pandemic caused by COVID19. Josep Samitier, Teresa Sanchís and Nuria Montserrat highlight the advances made in nanomedicine and bioengineering for health, and join the voices that recommend increasing resources for the entire sector of basic and clinical research.
The Spanish Nanomedicine Platform (Nanomed Spain) has renewed the “Aid to Technological and Innovation Platforms” for the period 2021-2022 granted by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Josep Samitier, director of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, coordinates the Nanomed Spain platform since its foundation in 2005.