Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

IBEC · Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Carrer de Baldiri Reixac, Barcelona, Spain

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The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is an institution engaged in basic and applied research in bioengineering and nanomedicine, with experts working on tissue regeneration, biomechanics, molecular dynamics, biomimetics, drug delivery, organs ‘on-a-chip’, cell migration, stem cells, artificial olfaction and microbial biotechnology. The institute was created by the Government of Catalonia, the University of Barcelona and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in December 2005 and is located at the Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona - PCB). The director of the institute is Prof. Josep Samitier, who took over from founding director Josep A. Planell i Estany in 2013. In 2014 IBEC was named a \"Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence\" by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

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