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.


La Consellera d’Innovació, Universitats, Ciència i Societat Digital, Josefina Bueno, visita el IDiBE

El pasado día 14 de marzo, el IDiBE recibió la visita de la consellera de Innovación, Universidades, Ciencia y Sociedad Digital, Josefina Bueno, quien ha querido conocer de primera mano la actividad que desarrolla el instituto. Durante la jornada,...

Antonio Ferrer organiza la jornada científica “Traslation Science into Innovation” en A Coruña

El próximo 16 de marzo, bajo el título “Traslation of Science into Innovation”, tendrá lugar en el Colegio Oficial de Médicos de A Coruña un encuentro científico coorganizado por el director del IDiBE, Antonio Ferrer Montiel, y María D. Mayán,...

Calendario IDiBE 2023: febrero

La imagen de febrero del calendario IDiBE 2023, ha sido obtenida por Simona Giorgi y Enrique Rodríguez Cañas mediante la técnica de microscopía electrónica de barrido con el microscopio SIGMA 300 VP de ZEISS. Simona Giorgi es investigadora...

Ciencia con tapas “Investigadoras en Biotecnología Sanitaria” #11F2023

El Instituto de Investigación Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche (IDiBE-UMH) tiene una decidida vocación de abrirse a la sociedad para hacerle llegar el conocimiento y promover la cultura científica. Por ello, y como en los...

Calendario IDiBE 2023: enero

La foto del mes de enero del calendario IDiBE 2023 corresponde a la simulación mediante dinámica molecular de la interacción entre un heptámero de trímeros del dominio de fusión de la proteína de envuelta del virus del Dengue (parte superior) con...

Ciencia con tapas “Investigadoras en Biotecnología Sanitaria” #11F2023

El Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche (IDiBE) de la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche organiza el martes 14 de febrero a las 18:00 h en el Centro de Congresos “Ciutat d´Elx” de Elche con...

El IDiBE recibe la visita de su Consejo Asesor Externo

El pasado jueves 26 de enero, el IDiBE-UMH recibió la visita de su Consejo Asesor Externo. Se trata de un panel de cuatro científicos de dentro y fuera de España, de reconocido prestigio en investigación y en gestión: Banafshe Larijani, directora...


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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


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Edificio Torregaitán.
03202 Elche, Alicante, Spain

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