The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is an interdisciplinary research centre based in Barcelona that conducts excellent interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of engineering and life sciences in order to generate new knowledge by putting together fields like nanomedicine, biophysics, biotechnology, tissue engineering and the applications of health information technology.
IBEC is a research centre whose purpose is to carry out interdisciplinary research at the highest international quality level which, by creating knowledge, helps to improve health and quality of life and generate wealth.
The knowledge that exists in the 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.
Beneficiaries from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia foundation include the universities, research centres, the scientific community, the business sector that drives research in the bioengineering field, and society in general.
IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park (PCB)
, with premises of 2.500 square meters, 18 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 250 people from more than 20 different countries. www.ibecbarcelona.eu