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This Sant Jordi comes with the first IBBI comic, the superheroine of Bioengineering

Coinciding with International Book Day and Sant Jordi, the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) launches the first IBBI comic strip, the first Bioengineering superhero. In this first adventure, IBBI will use its superpowers to generate kidney organoids. This character aims to bring closer bioengineering to the non-scientific public, in an understandable and fun way, one of the disciplines that will mark the medicine of the future.

Unlocking the potential of human organoids through bioengineering

In a new review published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Materials, IBEC experts discuss together with international experts from USA and Europe how bioengineering could be applied for the presentation of external inputs to better guide self-organisation and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in order to generate higher-grade organoids

IBEC participates in an international study to stop coronavirus contagion

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Professor ICREA Núria Montserrat are studying the role of the receptor ‘Angiotensin converting enzyme’ (ACE2), one of the pathways that the SARS-Co-V2 virus uses to enter our body.

To do this, experts use mini-kidneys, as well as other cell cultures such as cardiac organoids. The goal is to exploit these mini-organs to better understand how the virus works.