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.


Uso de las plantas de la dieta en la mejora de la obesidad desde una perspectiva científica. Pint of Science 2022

Los pasados días 9, 10 y 11 de mayo se celebró, después de un paréntesis de tres años a causa de la pandemia de COVID-19, una nueva edición de Pint of Science en la que nuestra compañera María Herranz, investigadora del Grupo de Diseño y Desarrollo...

Ciencia con tapas “Últimos avances en diagnóstico y tratamiento del cáncer”

El pasado 3 de mayo fue un día especial para la Ciencia con Tapas del IDiBE, ya que después de un largo tiempo, se celebró de nuevo en el centro comercial FNAC de Alicante en su tradicional formato: esto es, pudiendo simultanear la charla...

Calendario IDiBE 2022: abril

La imagen del mes de abril de nuestro calendario 2022 ha sido obtenida mediante microscopía electrónica de de barrido de nanopartículas de magnetita generadas mediante el método de Sugimoto, que permite la obtención de partículas grandes (entre 30...

Ciencia con tapas. “Nuevos avances en diagnóstico y tratamiento del cáncer”

El próximo martes 3 de mayo, a las 18 horas, celebraremos nuestra próxima edición de Ciencia con tapas, en la que regresamos a Fnac Alicante y que realizamos en colaboración con la Feria de Ciencia y Tecnología de Elche, FeCiTElx.  Abordaremos el...

Formación del espectrofluorímetro de resolución temporal

Durante los días 29 y 30 de marzo tuvo lugar la formación para la utilización y mantenimiento del espectrofluorímetro UV-VIS-NIR de alta sensibilidad y con resolución temporal marca PicoQuant modelo FT-300, recientemente adquirido por el IDiBE...

Recepción de un Espectrofluorímetro para cuantificar interacciones moleculares (IDIFEDER 2021/036)

El pasado lunes 28 de marzo tuvo lugar en el edificio Torregaitán la recepción de un nuevo equipo en el IDiBE, adquirido mediante una actuación cofinanciada por la Unión Europea a través del Programa Operativo del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo...

Calendario IDiBE 2022: marzo

La imagen del mes de marzo de nuestro calendario 2022 ha sido obtenida mediante microscopía de fluorescencia confocal mediante el microscopio LSM 900 con Airyscan 2 de ZEISS. La ha captado Atenea Pérez, que está realizando su tesis doctoral en el...


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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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