Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE)

The Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials - CIC biomaGUNE - located in San Sebastián (Spain), was officially inaugurated in December 2006. It comprises 11 international and dynamic research teams, which conduct high-level research at the interface between chemistry, physics and biology, with particular emphasis on the properties and applications of nanostructures at the biomolecular level.

The final aim of CIC biomaGUNE’s research is to contribute to understanding the way in which biological systems interact with nanometer-sized materials, at the molecular level. The main research lines deal with the design, preparation and characterization of biofunctional nanostructures and their in vitro and in vivo biological evaluation, to be used in the study of biological processes and the development of biomedical tools such as theranostic or multitherapeutic platforms.

CIC biomaGUNE’s cutting-edge infrastructure includes the Molecular Imaging Facility, a reference platform in Europe in the field of molecular and functional pre-clinical imaging.


CIC biomaGUNE Indicators

51 %
Percentage of funding from external, competitive sources in 2017
78 %
Percentage of publications in the top 25 %, out of 126 published in 2017
Number of ERC Grants obtained up to year 2017
Ongoing patent applications in the year 2017

The María de Maeztu distinction will help us establish new research lines and to promote technology transfer and communication to the society.

Luis Liz Marzán

Luis Liz Marzán

Scientific Director at CIC biomaGUNE

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