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

Ciencia con tapas: “El coronavirus de China y otros virus que vienen de fuera”

La preocupación y el  interés generado por el brote de coronavirus en China a comienzos de este año ha motivado que este haya sido el tema escogido para la última Ciencia con Tapas que organizó el pasado martes 18 de febrero el Instituto de...

Funciones de las células T reguladoras en el control inflamatorio e integridad de la barrera intestinal en cirrosis. Tesis doctoral oriol Juanola

Compartimos en el blog un breve resumen de la tesis doctoral de Oriol Juanola Juárez facilitado por él mismo. El pasado 24 de enero Oriol consiguió su título de doctor gracias a su gran trabajo y al de sus directores: Rubén Francés y Esther...

Ciencia con tapas: “El coronavirus de China y otros virus”

La primera edición de muestro encuentro Ciencia con tapas, que celebraremos el próximo martes 18 de febrero en Fnac Bulevar Alicante a las 19 horas, la dedicamos a un problema sanitario que siempre está presente en mayor o menor medida y que, a...

Aprendiendo a comunicar ciencia. Seyens Visual Communication Workshop

Los pasados días 27 y 28 de enero, dentro de las actividades ofrecidas por el programa formación del doctorado en Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, nos visitó Jernej Zupanc para impartir su “Visual Communication Workshop”, que también impartió en el...

Influencia de los excipientes en la biodisponibilidad oral. Tesis doctoral Alejandro Ruiz Picazo

El pasado día 31 de enero, Alejandro Ruiz Picazo defendió su Tesis Doctoral, realizada bajo la dirección de Isabel González Álvarez y Marival Bermejo Sanz. Este trabajo de investigación, que viene avalado por seis publicaciones en torno a esta...

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...

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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