Committed to healthcare


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.


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.


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...

Oferta de contrato predoctoral en el laboratorio de neurobiología sensorial

El laboratorio de neurobiología sensorial del IDiBE busca un estudiante predoctoral para incorporarse a sus líneas de investigación, en concreto desarrollo de nuevos agentes farmacéuticos para el tratamiento de patologías del dolor crónico como la...

Ciencia con tapas: “¿El estrés físico produce cáncer?”

La habitual participación de la actividad Ciencia con Tapas de nuestro centro, antes IBMC y ahora con su nueva denominación IDiBE (Instituto de Investigación Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche, IDiBE-UMH) en la Feria de la...

Jornada Científica 2019

El pasado día 19 de julio celebramos nuestra Jornada Científica, evento anual en el que ponemos en común de forma pública varias de las líneas de investigación del IDiBE con el objetivo de hacer partícipe a la sociedad del esfuerzo por conseguir...

Una delegación de la Universidad de Bath visita la UMH para realizar proyectos de innovación y traslación conjuntos

Representantes de la Universidad de Bath (Reino Unido) se han reunido en el campus de Elche con una delegación de la Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH). Entre los objetivos de esta acción destacan establecer...

La investigadora Paloma Alonso recibe la Medalla de Honor del Ateneo Científico, Literario y Artístico de Alicante

Nuestra compañera Paloma Alonso fue distinguida ayer con la Medalla de Honor del Ateneo Científico, Literario y Artístico de Alicante "Dr. Balmis", por su contribución en el estudio de la diabetes y los disruptores endocrinos. La ceremonia de...


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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