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.

NEWS

“Covid y aerosoles”. Expertos en TeleElx

Interesante edición del espacio Expertos emitido en TeleElx el pasado 14 de octubre dedicada al papel de los aerosoles en la transmisión de la covid-19 y a su impacto en la gestión de espacios y actividades. El programa, conducido por Daniel...

Desarrollo de antivirales frente a la covid-19

Entrevista a Antonio Ferrer, director del IDiBE, en Alicante Plaza acerca del desarrollo del nuevo laboratorio de bioseguridad de nivel 2 y del trabajo que está realizando para el desarrollo de antivirales frente a la covid-19....

Número especial de Marine Drugs “Connection of Marine Natural Products and Cell Apoptosis-II”. Plazo abierto para contribuciones.

Hasta el próximo 31 de diciembre estará abierto el plazo para la recepción de artículos originales de investigación, revisiones largas o cortas, notas breves y opiniones que formarán parte del número especial de la revista Marine Drugs, "Connection...

Búsqueda de respuestas contra el cáncer y los virus en la piel de los peces. Entrevista a Alberto Falcó en Información.

Enlazamos en este post la entrevista realizada a nuestro Alberto Falcó por Borja Campoy para Información sobre el proyecto de investigación en el que actualmente se encuentra inmerso y cuyo objetivo es la búsqueda de compuestos bioactivos con...

European Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences (EMOTION) prepara la edición 2021/2022

EMOTION, European Master in Translational Cosmetic and Dermatological Sciences, es un programa conjunto en el que participa la Universidad MIguel Hernández junto con otras cuatro universidades, tiene una duración de dos años (120 ECTS) y está...

Financiación del programa PROMETEO para estudiar el papel de los receptores de estrógenos ERβ y GPER en la terapia de la diabetes mellitus

El equipo de investigadores del Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche (IDiBE) liderado por Ángel Nadal, subdirector del IDiBE, formado por Iván Quesada, Paloma Alonso Magdalena, Cristina Ripoll y...

Bases de la V edición del premio de investigación doctoral “Profesora Amparo Estepa”

El Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche (IDiBE) de la Universidad Miguel Hernández convoca, en honor de la Prof. Amparo Estepa, investigadora y subdirectora del IDiBE, el premio de investigación...

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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