Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal TumOr Recognition and therapy
  Funded by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme, Information Society Technologies Priority

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

The Research Centre in Bioelectronics and Nanobioscience UB-CBEN, has as a mission the development of interdisciplinary research combining Physical Sciences and Engineering with Biology and Medicine integrating basic science together with clinical and industrial applications. The centre objectives include molecular and cellular structure and functions research using micro and nano-technologies, and the development of microsystems to integrate detection and micromanipulation at the molecular and cellular scale.
The research objectives are the development and application of technologies at the micro and scale to obtain basic knowledge and technological applications in the emergent areas of Biophysics and Bioengineering. Moreover, it is also essential to educate new scientists in this interdisciplinary area. As a consequence of the research tasks, the Centre promotes knowledge and technology transfer to other groups in biomedical research and to close industrial sectors as the pharmaceutical, medical technologies or agricultural.
The Centre’s origins are the collaborations between research teams at the University of Barcelona and at the Institut de Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, with the mark of consolidated research groups given by Generalitat de Catalunya. The Centre shares the research facilities of the integrating groups and it also has an interdisciplinary laboratory located at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) and the infrastructures of the PCB.