INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN, DESARROLLO E INNOVACIÓN EN BIOTECNOLOGÍA SANITARIA DE ELCHE

Committed to healthcare
biotechnology.

RESEARCH WITH A PURPOSE

IDiBE is the Institute of Research, Development, and Innovation in Healthcare Biotechnology in Elche (Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche). We carry out multidisciplinary research, translating our excellent scientific results into products and services for the benefit of society.

A MARKET-ORIENTED VISION

We seek to collaborate with hospitals, other research centers and enterprises in the field of Health Biotechnology to deliver high-quality products and technologies to the market. We are committed to serving society and becoming a reference Institute in the field of translational knowledge.

NOVEDADES

Buscamos personas voluntarias para colaborar en un ensayo de intervención

El Grupo de Diseño y Desarrollo de Moléculas Bioactivas del IDiBE realizará en Elche un ensayo de intervención con personas voluntarias en el contexto de un proyecto financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. Este ensayo ha sido aprobado...

Taller de comunicación visual de la ciencia (plazas disponibles)

Los días 27 y 28 de enero se celebrará el taller de comunicación visual en ciencia "Visual Communication Workshop" como parte del programa de formación del doctorado en Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, una ocasión única para aprender y...

El IDiBE presentará la Skin Research Platform en el encuentro “TECH4CV 2019”

Este jueves 19 de diciembre, en ADEIT se celebra el encuentro “TECH4CV 2019” sobre Tecnologías Habilitadoras. TECH4CV es la Alianza de Centros de Competencias en Habilitadores Tecnológicos para la Nueva Economía (HTNE) de la Comunitat Valenciana....

Ciencia con tapas: “Tu dieta tenía un precio”

El pasado 11 de diciembre celebramos una nueva edición del ciclo de divulgación científica “Ciencia con Tapas”. En esta jornada, presentada y moderada por nuestros compañeros Ángel Nadal y Paloma Alonso, el tema elegido fue el de las dietas,...

El IDiBE participa en el encuentro “Soluciones Tecnológicas: nuevas oportunidades de mercado en la Comunitat Valenciana”

Este jueves 12 de diciembre se celebra en ADEIT, la Fundación Universidad-Empresa de la Universitat de València, el encuentro “Soluciones Tecnológicas: Nuevas oportunidades de mercado en la Comunitat Valenciana”, organizado conjuntamente por la Red...

Efecto antiproliferativo de extractos procedentes de invertebrados marinos. Tesis doctoral Verónica Ruiz Torres

El pasado día 8 de noviembre tuvo lugar la defensa de la Tesis Doctoral de Verónica Ruiz Torres, cuyo trabajo, realizado bajo la de Vicente Micol Molina y Enrique Barrajón Catalán, tiene por objetivo el estudio de extractos procedentes de...

Puesto postdoctoral en farmacología de migraña crónica

El laboratorio de neurobiología sensorial del IDiBE quiere incorporar a su equipo un investigador postdoctoral altamente motivado y creativo para el desarrollo de nuevos agentes farmacológicos para el tratamiento de las patologías asociadas al...

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DIRECTOR’S FOREWORD

The Institute of Research, Development and Innovation in Healthcare Biotechnology of Elche (IDiBE) is a Research Institute of the University Miguel Hernández de Elche, located in the University Campus at Elche, occupying a 4,000 sq. m. of laboratory in the Torregaitán Building.

IDiBE arises from the transformation of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMC), created by Prof. José Manuel González-Ros, who had the vision of building a multidisciplinary research institute in the University as a sagacious strategy to carry highly competitive and transferable research in the fields of Biotechnology and Biomedicine. This commitment to translational research has been a pivotal hallmark of the Institute since its foundation. As a result, the IDiBE has excelled in its scientific production as well as in the exploitation of the results generated by their members. Furthermore, the interest in transferring the scientific results to society has thrust entrepreneurial actions and the establishment of joint units with private enterprises and local hospitals.

Our previous success has been possible thanks to our philosophy of potentiating collaborations and sharing resources as a way to efficiently exploit the synergies and complementarities of our interdisciplinary team

Our research teams have been very active in securing funding from both governmental and private sources, publishing papers that are widely cited (70% in Q1), training young scientists with the highest scientific and ethical standards as recognized by the mention of excellence and national accreditation of our doctorate program by the Ministry of Education, and disseminating our activities and achievements to society. Notwithstanding, a major impact of the Institute has been:

  • The exploitation of innovative products generated from the research projects in the fields of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and biotechnology.
  • Having three INDs in clinical development to treat human diseases.
  • Creating 11 spin-off/start-up companies.

To reinforce our transferable and translational activities, the IDiBE has implemented several technological platforms, and organized its research in two core lines:

  • Molecular design and cell signaling.
  • Diagnostic, prognostic and molecular therapy.

Our previous success has been possible thanks to our philosophy of potentiating collaborations and sharing resources as a way to efficiently exploit the synergies and complementarities of our interdisciplinary team. In addition, we are complemented by highly prepared and greatly skilled technical and administrative personnel who pivotally contribute to assisting our researchers technically and administratively, allowing them to focus on accomplishing their scientific objectives.

Although we have walked a long and fruitful way, there is still plenty to accomplish for increasing the IDiBE international exposure and scientific distinction. The General Council has approved a Plan of Action (2019-2022) that establishes the objectives and milestones for the next 4 years, strengthening the original vision, and establishing as a central mission to consolidate our multidisciplinary program of research excellence in healthcare biotechnology, serving as a channel of innovation for the productive and service sectors of our society. For this purpose, we have reinforced our team and reorganized our structure aiming to facilitate the transferable activities, with the undoubtful commitment to become an Institute of research excellence in translational science.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Antonio Ferrer-Montiel
Director IDiBE