Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

At IBEC, excellent interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of engineering and life sciences is combined with specific transfer targets to produce new applied technologies.

We have the versatility to generate excellent research and, at the same time, work with industry to develop new diagnostic or treatment systems.

The expertise that exists in the 21 IBEC research groups is structured in three broad avenues of knowledge: nanomedicine, cellular and tissue engineering and ICT for health.

These are placed at the service of science and society to progress in three major application areas, Bioengineering for future medicine, Bioengineering for regenerative therapies, and Bioengineering for active ageing.

Key Facts of IBEC

Number of ongoing ERC grants in 2020.
Percentage of competitive funding in year 2020.
Publications in year 2020, of which 149 in first quartile.
Patents filled in year 2020.

The Severo Ochoa award is a huge milestone in the evolution and consolidation of IBEC, and the confirmation of a success story that started only a few years ago, when research groups from the UPC and UB joined their efforts in the field of bioengineering.

Josep Samitier

Josep Samitier

Director at IBEC

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