We offer scientific and technological services of high added-value to the companies located within the Park and also, through our Technological Platforms, to the entire research community that request these services.

 

The Barcelona Science Park (PCB) has been recognised as a supplier for the 2017 Innovation Coupons.The programme is an ACCIÓ initiative for companies with 5–100 employees that want to carry out an innovative project, be it an improvement in a production process or a new service, product or business model.

We also take care of the management of the basic functional services for the laboratories and offices, within the framework of the current regulatory guidelines.

 

Scientific and technological services

General services

Miniatura

Scientific and technological services

The space renting at PCB is associated to the presentation of fixed quote services

For hosted customers

These are the services and infrastructure for installed customers.

Core Scientific Services (SCC-PCB)

Centralised equipment and facilities to support research are operated within a self-service system, ensuring the flexibility and the optimisation of resources.

Areas of activity:

  • Cell culture rooms
  • Centrifuges, high speed and ultracentrifuges
  • Spectroscopy equipment
  • Microscopes
  • Histology equipment
  • Ultrafreezers
  • Storage in liquid nitrogen
  • Protein purification service
  • Dark rooms
  • Cold chambers
  • Glassware washing and and sterilisation facility
More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 099

scc-pcb@pcb.ub.cat

Radioactive facilities (IR-PCB)

Radioactive facilities

We put specific laboratories at the disposal of researchers in which to work with radioactive molecules. The IR-PCB has the relevant operating authorisations from the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Nuclear Security Council.  

More information:

Phone: +34 934 034 679

ir-pcb@pcb.ub.es

Chemistry common room (SCQ-PCB)

Chemistry room

Researchers will find useful instruments for certain chemical processes such as:

  • An infra-red spectrophotometer
  • A UV spectrophotometer
  • HPLC preparation
  • Analytical HPLC, associated with a multi-angle light scattering detector
  • A sonicator
  • A concentrator
More information:

Phone: +34 934 020 504

uqc-pcb@pcb.ub.cat

Drosophila (for groups that work with the drosophila fly)

Drosophila (for groups that work with the drosophila fly)

Access to the observation rooms ("fly rooms") equipped with stereoscopic microscopes and installation of CO2 for the handling and processing of flies, temperature controlled rooms and Drosophila incubators (18-25 ° C). Growth medium supply service and assistance in the associated rooms.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 099

scc-pcb@pcb.ub.cat

Special Reactions service (SRE-PCB)

Special Reactions service

  This service supports research in the fields of Fine Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biomedicine. At its laboratories activities that represent a high risk or significant inconvenience to staff that work in the Park can be carried out. The service consists of three types of laboratories:

 

  • Toxic products and dangerous reactions laboratory
  • Hydrogenation laboratories 1 and 2
  • Hydrofluoric laboratory
They work on a self-service system and can be accessed both by companies and research groups located in the Science Park as well as external users.
More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 122

sre-pcb@pcb.ub.es

Open to the scientific community

Serving the entire scientific community. Installed customers enjoy special discounts.

Proteomic Platform

Proteomic Platform

We provide support, technical advice and services in the field of proteomics, both to researchers at public centres as well as to the private sector. The Platform also undertakes projects on its own or in collaboration with third parties.

 

Analysis by mass spectrometry, from determination of molecular masses up to complex proteomic analysis, can be carried out in the facilities of the PCB.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 034 653

pproteomica@pcb.ub.es

Combinatorial Chemistry Platform (UQC-PCB)

Combinatorial Chemistry Platform

Through this Unit, created in 2002, we offer services for research and development (R&D) in the sectors of chemical-pharmaceutical industry, biomedicine, biotechnology and veterinary science, as well as to university R&D centres and groups of public bodies. The UQC also undertakes projects on its own or in collaboration with third parties.

We put the technology and know-how at the disposal of users in order to carry out projects for the chemical synthesis of unique compounds or libraries of different types of 

Animal Facility (PCB-PRBB Animal Facility Alliance)

ANIMAL FACILITY

The PCB and PRBB have created the new functional unit "PCB-PRBB Animal Facility Alliance", pooling the resources of both institutions animal facilities from 1st January 2015.

 

ANIMAL FACILITY

 

Since 2000, it has formed part of the technological range of the PCB with the aim of becoming a benchmark in research with live models. We offer services in research, development and innovation (RDI) to groups from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and to companies located in the PCB, but the infrastructure is also open to other public research centres and companies in the private sector.

The broad lines of activity of the ANIMAL FACILITY are the following:

  • Supporting the research of universities or public research bodies
  • Offering services of high added value to private companies
  • Carrying out projects of its own or in collaboration, to increase its own Know-how

 

Supported by:

 

Unit of Experimental Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (UTOX-PCB) / Centre TECNIO

Unit of Experimental Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (UTOX-PCB) / Centre TECNIO

The UTOX is positioned as a centre for research, innovation and services in toxicology.

It offers the following range of technological services:

  • In vivo and in vitro toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Expert reports and analytical determinations (of application to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetic, veterinary, food, chemical, health and environmental sectors).
  • It has the GLP certificate of compliance for carrying out studies in toxicology and ecotoxicology with medicines (human and veterinary use), health products and cosmetics.
More information:

Phone: +34 934 020 254

utox-pcb@pcb.ub.es

Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica (CNAG-CRG)

Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica (CNAG-CRG)

The CNAG-CRG covers a range of capabilities including whole‐genome de novo sequencing, whole genome re‐sequencing, targeted resequencing, profiling of mRNAs or small RNAs (RNAseq), localization of DNA or RNA binding sites (ChIPseq), epigenome sequencing and variant validation. 

Oferta tecnològica del Centres Científics i Tecnològics (CCiTUB)

CCIT

The CCiTUB provides services of analysis, methodological development and technological assessment in three main areas: Chemistry, Materials and Biosciences.

Units located in the Park:

More information:

Ferran Seco (Responsible External Relations and Technological Advice)

Phone: +34 934 021 596

ccitubreat@ccit.ub.edu

Technological services offered by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

IRB Barcelona

IRB Barcelona is an independent and non-profit research institution engaged in basic and applied biomedical research. Its aim is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life through the application of advances in this field.

 

The biomedical research carried out by groups at IRB Barcelona is supported by a broad network of scientific services that provide advanced technologies and platforms for research, some of which are of high-performance:

 

More information:

Jorge Domínguez

Phone: +34 934 037 118

jorge.dominguez@irbbarcelona.org

Technological services offered by Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

IBEC

The Nanotechnology Platform is an infrastructure for academic and industrial researchers, which provides services in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It has a 10,000 class clean room with scientific-technical equipment to fabricate and analyse structures of sizes ranging from millimetres to several nanometers.

More information:

Dr. Isabel Oliveira

Phone: +34 934 020 184

nanotechnology@ibecbarcelona.eu

Technological services offered by Institute of Molecular Biology (IBMB-CSIC)

IBMB-CSIC

The IBMB puts services and facilities at the disposal of the researchers in order to provide them with the proper infrastructure for their needs. These can be shared with other organisations or be the exclusive property of the IBMB. The facilities are fully equipped with state of the art equipment and led by highly specialised personnel.

 

Services and facilities:

 

  • Protein purification service
  • X-ray crystallography Platform
  • Animal Room for Antibody Production
  • Advanced fluorescence microscopy
Miniatura

General services

The PCB gives other additional services on demand (not included in the renting tax).

For installed clients

Networking activities

Networking

The PCB is an ideal environment for networking and innovation: we provide our community with access to business opportunities such as collaborations with institutions from all over the world, participation in international projects, networking sessions, training seminars, work experience programmes and other activities that add value to the companies in the Park.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 034 557

comunicacio@pcb.ub.cat

Communication

Communication

We offer the services of the PCB to help you publicise your research activities. We organise press conferences and provide support in the organisation of conferences and activities, as well as in media relations.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 034 518

comunicacio@pcb.ub.cat

Changing Rooms

Changing Rooms

Changing rooms and clothing lockers are available for users of the Park. They are located on the ground floor of the Cluster Building.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 171

operacions@pcb.ub.cat

Reception

Recepció de Torres R+D+I

We have reception services for our buildings that act as points of information and customer care for users and visitors.

In addition to providing personal and telephone customer service and managing access, the reception distributes the post and is responsible for reserving the various meeting spaces.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 171

recepciocluster@pcb.ub.cat

Courier and postal services

Mailboxes at Torres R+D+I

We offer a service of local, national and international courier.


 

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 113

recepciocluster@pcb.ub.cat

24-hour security and access

Seguretat

We offer the whole of the PCB community an external monitoring service which is active 24 hours a day. Through its Control Centre, it manages the unified access to buildings and the security of the areas of the PCB.

Cleaning

Cleaning

We manage the cleaning of areas within the guidelines that apply (daily, weekly, monthly, annually and on an extraordinary basis).

Maintenance and repairs

Includes preventive and corrective actions to the systems, equipment and general facilities of the PCB to ensure proper operation. We also coordinate the reforms and adjustments of spaces according to user requirements.

Voice and data network

Server room

Telephones: Our clients can connect through the Ibercom network, which offers competitive rates, no connection costs for the PCB's numbers call and a cutting-edge technological infrastructure.

Data network: IP services, with a private address and telematic services network are offered within the rental price.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 039 939

sic@pcb.ub.cat

Warehouse

Warehouse

Through this facility you can have daily reception and distribution of goods and internal mail services, as well as other related services.

Risk prevention and occupational safety

Risk prevention and occupational safety

The spaces in PCB have been designed along safety criteria, taking into account the prevention of risks. As a user, you will receive training on what to do in case of emergency. The buildings all have appropriate emergency plans.

In addition, the PCB puts at the disposal of workers:

  • a sickroom area,
  • cardiac defibrillator
  • staff trained in first aid

The PCB also instigates periodic first aid sessions with the aim of increasing the number of people who can deal with accidents.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 101

prevencio@pcb.ub.cat

Supply and management of technical gases

Supply and management of technical gases

We manage the supply and logistics of commonly used technical gases. We have tanks and bottle centres available at our facilities and laboratories.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 113

manteniment@pcb.ub.cat

Laundry of laboratory clothing

Laundry of laboratory clothing

For customers located in the PCB we have a laundry rental service (gown rental and cleaning) available that offers a set of 3 customised gowns for each user with the logo of the PCB and the client.

 

More information:

Phone: +34 934 031 992

aserveis@pcb.ub.cat

Waste management

Waste management

At the PCB we carry out the complete management of the waste produced in the laboratories; it is removed weekly and is invoiced monthly according to the amount produced by each laboratory. We provide the empty containers by type of waste, identification labels and classification guidelines.

The waste collected is stored at the centre and regularly delivered to the respective waste managers for treatment or final disposal.

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 101

qsma-pcb@pcb.ub.cat

Open to external customers

Aquests són els serveis que oferim al públic extern.

Auditorium and meeting rooms

We have 17 meeting rooms (capacity of between 5 and 28 people); the Félix Serratosa hall (capacity of up to 70 people) and the Antonio Caparrós Auditorium (capacity of up to 140 people). All the rooms are equipped with WI-FI and equipped with audiovisual material support.

 

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 171

reservasales-pcb@pcb.ub.cat

Complementary services to the meeting room rentals

Complementary services to the meeting room rentals

We offer a wide range of complementary services in our meeting spaces, ensuring comprehensive management of all types of events.

We have a wide variety of catering and food services for meetings of various formats, as well as audiovisual services for all types of events and other services including simultaneous translation.

We also offer additional services for events and congresses, including: hiring hostesses, managing and processing hotel and restaurant reservations, producing accreditations, etc.

 

 

More information:

Phone: +34 934 037 171

reservasales-pcb@pcb.ub.cat

The PCB Store

The Shop

Located in the basement of the Cluster Building, the shop makes a wide range of products commonly used in laboratories and offices available to PCB users. Any material that is not in stock can be ordered on request. The shop is open from 9.30 to 13.30 h and from 14.00 to 16.00 h from Monday to Thursday and from 9.30 to 13.30 h and from 14.00 to 15.15 h on Friday.

Parking

Parking

24-hour guarded parking (access from the Av. Dr. Marañón and from inside the PCB). We have monthly passes and discounted rolling tarifs.

Features:

  • 512 parking places for cars (14 adapted and recharging for up to 11 electric cars)
  • 54 parking spaces for motorcycles (2 with electric recharging)
  • 21 bicycle spaces
More information:

Phone: +34 932 017 456

parkpcb@esmapark.com

Restaurant

We have two restaurants-cafés with seating for 50 and 244 people respectively, and spacious terraces. These are spaces that encourage meetings and relations among members of the organisations in the PCB.

Quality and certifications

ISO 14001:2015

For the environmental management system of PCB's buildings and facilities.

 

ISO 9001:2015

Certified services:

 

- Core Scientific Services (SCC), Radioactive facilities (IRA) and Special Reactions Service (SRE) for their activities in providing science support services (maintenance of scientific equipment and facilities and laboratory costumer-care services)
- Support services: reception and customer care; reception and delivery of goods; preparing and remodeling spaces; maintenance; store and related services (lab coats, dry ice and liquid nitrogen); IT and communication services; waste management; cleaning; security.

 

Good Laboratory Practice Certification

The Unit for Experimental Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (UTOX) PCB is in compliance with the principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) (according to Royal Decree Law 1369/2000) to conduct toxicology and ecotoxicity studies with drugs (for human and veterinary use), medical devices and cosmetics.