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3D printed hydrogels for cancer immunotherapy T-cell growth

The new 3D hydrogels provide high rates of cell proliferation, as they mimic lymph nodes, where T-cells reproduce in vivo. A new project, led by researchers from ICMAB and IBEC, and with the collaboration of VHIO and UIC, wants to transfer this technology to hospitals.

Cancer immunotherapy is based on using and strengthening the patient’s own immune system to recognize and fight tumor cells, without damaging healthy tissues.

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Bioengineering to fight Covid-19

Yesterday took place the kick-off meeting of the european project MAD-CoV 2, in which participates the group led by ICREA Research Professor Núria Montserrat at IBEC.

Under the name of “Modern approaches for developing antivirals against SARS-CoV 2” (MAD-CoV 2) the project focuses on the development and delivery of therapeutic tools for the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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IBEC alumni Riccardo Levato, awarded with an ERC starting grant

Since its foundation in 2006, IBEC has been growing and consolidating as a leading research center. This has only been possible thanks to the work, talent, commitment and motivation of each and every one of the people who are and have been part of IBEC’s big family.

Now, Riccardo Levato, former researcher at IBEC, has been awarded with an ERC starting grant at UMC Utrecht to develop his project named “VOLUME-BIO”.  

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