Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain)
IBEC is a research institute covering most bioengineering fields, from basic research to medical applications, aiming toact as an international reference in this field. IBEC was established in 2005 by the Government of Catalonia, the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and is located in Spain at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) sharing also facilities with the Bellvitge University Hospital (BUH) and with UPC at the Campus Diagonal Besòs. IBEC hosts around 250 researchers and technicians from 20 different countries, working in a truly interdisciplinary environment such as engineering,physics and biology, which are part of its own staff or are associated to the UB and UPC or coming from different recruitment programs of research staff (e.g. ICREA and others).