Biomedical Research Institute of Vigo (INIBIV)

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The Biomedical Research Institute of Vigo (INIBIV), was created on 4th December 2008, through the agreement between the SERGAS-Vigo University Hospital Complex (CHUVI), and the University of Vigo (UVIGO), aiming to promote translational research, bringing together basic, applied and clinical researchers from different disciplines.

There are now 230 people working in different fields within the INIBIV and it is managed by a Rector Council supported by the structure of the Biomedical Foundation CHUVI, the entity responsible for the management of R+D.

The research conducted at the Institute of Health Research of Vigo (INIBIV) can be summarized in 3 strategic lines developed for 5 main pathologies:

The main horizontal lines of research are:

  • • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical research
  • • Epidemiology and Public Health
    • Genetics
  • • Immunology
  • • Cellular and Molecular Biology
INIBIV is formed by the hospitals of the University Hospital Complex of Vigo (Hospital Meixoeiro, Xeral Nicolas Penalty, Rebullon, EC to Bent and EC Coia) and the University of Vigo. The hospitals are supported by welfare services, classroom teachers and research laboratories and of special not is the presence of CHUVI biobank, which belongs tot the FIS Biobanks network as well as the National Reference Center of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

On the university campus are the laboratory and classroom facilities, the Center of Scientific and Technical Support for research (CACTI) that centralizes advanced technology and provides support to the researchers with specialized personnel.

Among the equipment that is available to the CACTOS is electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, FIB), confocal microscopy, flujo cam, FTIR, mass spectrometry, Maldi-WITH TOFF, DNA sequencing, equipment for proteomics, and a laboratory of radioactive apparatuses for study of molecules and design of structures.It also counts with an animal house of 500 m², and is located in building the Biomedical Research Center (CINBIO) which will be 6,000 square meters, whose purpose is to provide researchers in infrastructure of spaces and equipment for a coordinated research.

From 2006-2008, the groups belonging to the INIBIV have participated in 81 projects (10 of them international) and with a budget of more than 5 million Euros. Likewise, there have been more than 170 clinical trials.

Scientific production during the same period has resulted in more than 550 publications, 20 doctoral thesis, 6 patent solicitations and 5 technology transfer contracts.  All of this shows the potencial and excellence in investigations demonstrated by the Instiute.

The Institute’s research group collaborations have been established in a network with other national centers (such as the case of networks financed by the Health Research Fund) and autonomous networks (financed by the autonomous community, or international networks) by generating a ecosystem of managed research collaboration projects.

 If you want download “INIBIV Scientific Report”, click HERE