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
- Histology equipment
- Storage in liquid nitrogen
- Protein purification service
- Dark rooms
- Cold chambers
- Glassware washing and and sterilisation facility
Phone: +34 934 037 099
Radioactive facilities (IR-PCB)
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.
Phone: +34 934 034 679
Chemistry common room (SCQ-PCB)
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
Phone: +34 934 020 504
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.
Phone: +34 934 037 099
Special Reactions service (SRE-PCB)
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
Phone: +34 934 037 122
Open to the scientific community
Serving the entire scientific community. Installed customers enjoy special discounts.
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.
Phone: +34 934 034 653
Combinatorial Chemistry Platform (UQC-PCB)
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
Phone: +34 934 037 195
Animal Facility (PCB-PRBB Animal Facility Alliance)
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.
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
Phone: +34 934 037 008
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
- 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.
Phone: +34 934 020 254
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)
The CCiTUB provides services of analysis, methodological development and technological assessment in three main areas: Chemistry, Materials and Biosciences.
Units located in the Park:
Ferran Seco (Responsible External Relations and Technological Advice)
Phone: +34 934 021 596
Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB)
The ICCUB Technology Unit provides services to public institutions and industry. The most outstanding services and equipment that it offers are:
- 3D printing system
- Electronic instrumentation laboratory
- PCB assembly laboratory
- Development of electronic instrumentation
- Electromagnetic compatibility pre-certification
- Climate chamber: tests and temperature cycles
- Drying system and vacuum packaging of electronic systems
Ariadna Frutos Javierre
Phone: +34 934 021 588
Technological services offered by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (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:
Phone: +34 934 037 118
Technological services offered by Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (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.
Dr. Isabel Oliveira
Phone: +34 934 020 184
Technological services offered by Institute of Molecular Biology (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