Researchers from IBEC, in collaboration with IDIBAPS in Barcelona, have developed nontoxic small spheres able to respond to variations in glucose levels, and producing insulin in vitro. These biomimetic spheroids containing pancreatic β-cells were prepared based on 3D bioprinting. This approach might help in the future improving clinical outcomes of β-cell transplantation strategies for diabetes treatment, as well as for in vitro drug screening platforms.
The “Bioengineering at the Rural School” project, led by the Strategic Initiatives unit of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), is being projected to different European countries in an event organized by the European Network eTwinning, the European online platform for school education, where primary and secondary school teachers from all over Europe have connected to learn, first hand, about different strategies to follow to connect schools in rural environments with cutting-edge education in different fields.
NANBIOSIS, the Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation that counts with the Microfabspace & Microscopy Characterization Facilities from IBEC, recently renewed its permanence in the Council for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy, the ICTS 2021-2024, in an event chaired by the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant.