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A step forward in using nanoparticles to fight bacterial resistance

The Bacterial Infections: Antimicrobial Therapies group from IBEC, led by Eduard Torrents, has designed a new method that, for the first time, makes it possible to check antimicrobial treatment efficacy in the presence of nanoparticles.This new technique has recently been published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology..

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the main threats facing global healthcare today. According to data from the WHO, there are an increasing number of infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea) that are more difficult to treat given that many antibiotics have lost their effectiveness. The root of this problem lies in the excessive use and misuse of antibiotics, which causes bacteria to become resistant to them. As a result, antibiotics are no longer effective.

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IBEC receives the TECNIO seal to promote technology transfer to companies

The IBEC among the six Catalan centers that have received the TECNIO seal this year. This accreditation allows SMEs and companies to identify centers that offer differential technology and increase innovation rates.

The Government of Catalonia has accredited the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) with the TECNIO seal. ACCIO – the Agency for the competitiveness of the company, under the Department of Enterprise and Knowledge -, has accredited this year six new centers with this seal.

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