Contributions to Science, Vol 13, No 1 (2017)

Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute: research centre for cancer, neurosciences and translational medicine

Gabriel Capellá


The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) is a biomedical research center for cancer, neurosciences and translational medicine established in 2004 in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, south of Barcelona. Its local partners are the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) and the Viladecans Hospital, both part of the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS), the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the town council of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. In 2009, it became one of the first five Spanish research centers accredited as a health research institute by the Carlos III Institute of Health. IDIBELL also carries out high-level basic, epidemiological, translational and clinical research though three areas and nine research programs, aiming at an effective translation of scientific advances into the prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of health problems and promoting innovation in health research.

Keywords: IDIBELL, Cancer, Neuroscience, Translational Medicine, Bellvitge.

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ISSN: 2013-410X (electronic edition); 1575-6343 (print edition)