Rob Surgical, a spin-off from IBEC and UPC, closes a €5 million investment round Blog Post

Rob Surgical, a spin-off created by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), based in the PCB, and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2012, has closed a €5 million investment round with the Dutch holding Scranton Enterprises to fund the final phase of the new Bitrack System –an alternative to the current laparoscopy surgical robot Da Vinci– and launch the product onto the market.


Researchers from IBEC and IRB Barcelona awarded by “la Caixa” for their pioneering research projects Blog Post

On 16 September, ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation presented the 79 grants for national and international research and innovation projects of excellence. Among the beneficiaries of funding from ”la Caixa” are researchers Eduard Batlle, Raúl Méndez, Meritxell Teixidó and Enrique Marcos, from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and José Antonio del Río, Pau Gorostiza and Samuel Sánchez, from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).


A research team develops a mini-factory of human cardiac tissue Blog Post

Researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) at the Barcelona Science Park, in collaboration with scientists from the Centre of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMR[B]), the University of Barcelona (UB), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the CIBER-BBN have developed a system which is capable of producing tissues in a laboratory that simulate the behaviour of the human heart. The new platform, named CardioSlice, could be used to pre-evaluate the toxicity of drugs in the heart without using animal models. The results of this innovation work have announced in an article recently published in the journal Stem Cell Reports.


CataloniaBioHT participates in the Annual Advisory Committee of the Catalonia’s Cluster Programme Blog Post

Last Thursday, the president of CataloniaBio & HealthTech (CataloniaBioHT), Jaume Amat, participated in the Annual Advisory Committee of the Catalonia’s Cluster Programme, promoted by ACCIÓ, alongside the other presidents of the 30 accredited clusters. The association, founded in 2017 as a result of the merger of CataloniaBio and HeathTech Cluster and headquartered in the Barcelona Science Park, has over 160 companies and agents in the field of biomedicine and health. 


A Eugin study wins the Clinical Science Award for best clinical poster at ESHRE 2019 Blog Post

The fresh or frozen eggs of the same woman are equally fertile. This is the main conclusion of a study conducted by Eugin Group researchers which won the Clinical Science Award for best clinical poster at the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). The research went head-to-head with 800 other studies, and its principal investigator was David Cornet-Bartolomé, a member of Eugin’s Basic Research Laboratory headquartered in the Barcelona Science Park.


The GAEM ‘Value Company’ Certification is launched Blog Post

GAEM Foundation, based in the Parc Científic de Barcelona Science Park, has launched the GAEM ‘Value Company’ Certification, recognising the most avant-garde companies committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social well-being. With this seal, the foundation aims to continue promoting biomedical research to cure multiple sclerosis and contribute to raising awareness of the importance of innovation and science in our society. 


The call for the 2019-2020 Research in Society program is open Blog Post

Today, Monday 17 Juny the Barcelona Science Park has kicked off its 19th Research in Society programme with the opening of the pre-registration period for the experimental workshops “Discover research!” and “Do research!”. Places will be allocated to applicant schools in a draw using the list of reservation numbers.