Molecular Imaging for Precision Medicine

At the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia


Our young team of passionate researchers, led by Dr. Irene Marco-Rius, works at the forefront of molecular imaging using a technique that increases the signal of magnetic resonance imaging more than 10.000 times. This dramatic increase means that we can now see molecular processes in real time, in situ, and non-invasively in a wide range of biological systems.

Our group’s research line is to detect, identify and validate biomarkers of disease. In particular, we focus on developing molecular imaging tools to identify abnormalities of cell metabolism in human disease and predict treatment efficacy.


MIPMED, the penguin

In January 2021 our group adopted a penguin from the colony of Punta Descubierta to support the efforts of the XXXIV Antarctic Campaign. We named it “MIPMED”.

Good luck in the austral summer, little MIPMED!

Another wonderful addition to MIPMED team! Congratulations to Nolba Miró Colmenares on her new role as a lab technician at MIPMED laboratory!
To help you get to know her better, we've put together a fun 'this or that' questionnaire. #ThisOrThatChallenge #MIPMED_IBEC

Today MIPMED team attended a great talk by Professor Dan Vigneron @DrVigneron_Ucsf. What a pleasure to see how hyperpolarized carbon-13 MRI is revolutionizing molecular imaging, unlocking previously-inaccessible biochemical pathways! #HPMRI #MRI #MIPMED @UCSFimaging

The MIPMED team is thrilled to announce our latest addition: a cutting-edge MRI spectrometer by #Bruker!
With the new MRI spectrometer, we're diving deeper into medical imaging and advancing our lab-on-chip technology. Stay tuned as we explore new horizons!

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