Created in 1989 the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET) is a private non profit research intensive institutuion. As a Biotechnology Research Organisation iBET acts as an interface between academic institutions while also creating and organising autonomous knowledge and expertise.
iBET brings together, as partners and collaborators, private companies and public institutions, organising competences for product and process development, of which the most relevant is, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, ITQB / Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT/UNL).
The Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, a postgraduance research institute of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), started its activity in 1994. The scientific activities of both ITQB and iBET are to provide advanced training in an interdisciplinary environment through high quality research work in Chemistry, Biology and associated areas with applications to Health/ Pharmaceuticals, Agroindustry, Forestry, Agrochemistry and the Environment. Similar although more recent relationships exist with the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, a broader UNL Faculty responsible for teaching and research in science and technology.
In November 2000, iBET with the ITQB and the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) signed a contract with the Ministry of Science and Technology to become an Associate Laboratory of this Ministry, devoted to Biologically Active Molecules, Molecular Medicine, Developmental Biology, Biological Risk and Plant Biotechnology. Since 2011, the Laboratório Associado de Oeiras has a new member the Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC) from the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Since 2015 iBET is the coordinator of a Research Unit funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, iNOVA4Health, a translational medicine program organizing the efforts of biomedical researchers involved in biological understanding of disease, lead compounds and biopharmaceuticals “pre-discovery”, technological scientists involved in “preclinical development”, and clinicians involved in “early clinical and first in man clinical trials” from institutions within NOVA University of Lisbon.
As part of our infrastructure we comprise 16 cutting edge laboratories, a GMP certified Analytical Services Unit, a Bio-Pilot Plant (2000m2) and have privileged access to the GMP manufacturer GenIbet Biopharmaceuticals (45% owned by iBET), producing biologics for phase I/II clinical trials.
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