BIST centres showcase their research at the Youth Mobile Festival

The seven BIST centres – including IBEC – have a stand at this year’s Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo), part of the Mobile World Congress that’s taking place this week.

The stand will feature different hands-on activities on different days, all of which will be based on the research being carried out in the BIST centres.

More than 15,000 youngsters are expected to pass through the festival, which is being held at La Farga in l’Hospitalet, during the festival’s run from today to Friday.

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IBEC’s activity, which is on display today, the festival’s first day, has visitors using 3D pencils to replicate the 3D bioprinting method. They can learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of current therapies and how 3D bioprinting aims to revolutionize regenerative medicine and organ replacement, and examine some samples of tissues made with IBEC’s actual 3D bioprinter through a microscope. Rafael Mestre from the Smart Nano-Bio-Devices group and Helena Lozano from Nanoscale Bioelectrical Characterization are the IBEC researchers helping out at the stand.

IBEC’s Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) group is also taking part, with a presentation and demonstration of some of their work with robots in the YoMo Dome at 13:15 on Wednesday.

The other centres displaying their research at the BIST stand this week are CRG, ICFO, ICIQ, IFAE, IRB Barcelona and ICN2.