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

Calendario IDiBE 2022

Ya está disponible en formato PDF el calendario 2022 que el IDiBE ha realizado a iniciativa de Enrique Rodríguez Cañas, técnico responsable de la Unidad de Microscopía Correlativa Óptico-Electrónica del IDiBE. El calendario recopila doce imágenes...

Ciencia con tapas. “El picor: la alerta de nuestras neuronas y cómo combatirlo”

Tanto el dolor como el picor son sensaciones desagradables que todos hemos experimentado en algún momento. Cada vez se conoce más acerca de las bases moleculares y celulares de la percepción del picor. La cuestión es cómo trasladar ese conocimiento...

El proyecto ‘El mundo marino como fuente de nuevos compuestos de actividad antitumoral’, en el canal de mecenazgo de la UMH

El proyecto El mundo marino como fuente de nuevos compuestos de actividad antitumoral del grupo de investigación de Diseño y Desarrollo de Moléculas Bioactivas del IDiBE, dirigido por Vicente Micol, ha sido seleccionado por el plan de mecenazgo de...

Ciencia con tapas. “El picor: la alerta de nuestras neuronas y cómo combatirlo”

El próximo martes 14 de diciembre a las 18:00 horas, en el Centro de Congresos “Ciutat d´Elx” de Elche celebraremos una nueva jornada de Ciencia con tapas. El título de la mesa redonda es “El picor: la alerta de nuestras neuronas y cómo combatirlo”...

IV Workshop SEJI Jóvenes investigadores de excelencia: What is going on in diabetes research?

El próximo 30 de noviembre se celebrarán las IV Jornadas SEJI (jóvenes investigadores de excelencia): What is going on in diabetes research? Como cada año, estas jornadas cuentan con investigadores jóvenes de prestigio internacional que trabajan en...

Jornadas ADEC-UMH en el Día Mundial de la Diabetes

El próximo día 14 de noviembre, Día Mundial de la Diabetes, a partir de las 11 horas se celebrarán en el Centro de Congresos las Jornadas ADEC-UMH: Investiga Diabetes. Se trata de un evento divulgativo dirigido al público general cuyo objetivo...

Regulación lipídica de la dimerización del segmento transmembrana del receptor EphA2. Seminario Francisco Barrera

El pasado verano nos reencontramos con Francisco Barrera Olivares, doctorando del IDiBE, entonces IBMC, que ha desarrollado una exitosa carrera científica en Estados Unidos y que nos cuenta su trabajo en el seminario cuyo vídeo ya está disponible...

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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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