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

La Agencia Valenciana de la Innovación concede al IDiBE la creación de su Unidad Científica de Desarrollo de Tecnologías y Difusión del Conocimiento hacia la Empresa (UCIE)

El Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche (IDiBE) contará con una Unidad Científica de Desarrollo de Tecnologías y Difusión del Conocimiento hacia la Empresa (UCIE) gracias a la financiación de la...

Calendario IDiBE 2022: septiembre

La imagen de de septiembre del calendario IDiBE 2022, ha sido obtenida mediante la técnica de microscopia de fluorescencia confocal con el microscopio LSM900 con Airyscan 2, ZEISS. Esta imagen fue tomada por Regla María Medina, investigadora...

Oferta de contrato predoctoral en el Grupo de Estrategias Antivirales

El grupo de investigación en Estrategias Antivirales busca un/a estudiante predoctoral para incorporarse a sus líneas de investigación. La duración del contrato es de un año prorrogable a tres, en el contexto del proyecto "Towards sustainable oral...

La conferencia “Neurología. Ciencia y arte en la obra de Santiago Ramón y Cajal” del profesor José Meseguer arranca el Máster Universitario en Biotecnología y Bioingeniería de la UMH

El próximo lunes 3 de octubre comienzan las actividades docentes del Máster en Biotecnología y Bioingeniería de la UMH. Se trata de un máster orientado a la formación del estudiante como investigador en cualquiera de las áreas de trabajo que forman...

Antonio Ferrer, nuevo presidente electo de la SEBBM

Antonio Ferrer, director del IDiBE y catedrático del área de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de la Universidad Miguel Hernández, fue elegido presidente electo de la Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular (SEBBM) en el marco de su 44º...

Prospera Biotech recibe el premio Investigador de Oro de Cruz Roja Elche junto a investigadores y empresas de la UMH

El pasado lunes 12 de septiembre, Antonio Ferrer, director del IDiBE y catedrático de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, recogió el premio Investigador de Oro otorgado por Cruz Roja Elche. El galardón ha sido concedido a la empresa Prospera Biotech...

Calendario IDiBE 2022: agosto

Durante el mes de agosto la imagen de nuestro calendario de este año es un control de las condiciones de trabajo realizada por Enrique Rodríguez Cañas, técnico responsable del Microscopio Electrónico de Barrido de Emisión de Campo (FESEM). Para...

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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

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Avenida de la Universidad, s/n.
Edificio Torregaitán.
03202 Elche, Alicante, Spain

+ 34 96-665 8759

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