About Us

The Centre for Biomedical Technology is a research and technology centre of the Technical University of Madrid that brings together researchers from different disciplines on biomedical technologies, in collaboration with other external institutions, in order to:

  • Address major challenges that scientists are facing today in Biomedicine and Health and whose success requires a stable and interdisciplinary collaboration, including both basic and translational research.
  • Facilitate the development of biomedical technology to be handed over to industry.
  • Create an environment conducive to the training of new researchers and professionals in this field.

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CTB principal research areas are:

  • Advanced biomedical imaging technologies neuroimaging, MEG imaging, multimodality, simulation tools and multivariate and non-linear analysis for cognitive neuroscience and clinical neurology; cardiovascular imaging; microscopy; and virtual reality for training of minimally invasive surgery.
  • Nanomedicine Design and manufacture of biocompatible and stable nanostructures for RMI contrast agents for in vivo early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease, labeling of human neural precursor cells for cellular therapies, and tumor hyperthermia based therapies and drug delivery.
  • Cajal Blue Brain Project (Cajal BBP)   is mainly made up of two components: Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics, and it can be presented in three major research lines: Microanatomy of cortical column; Development and exploitation of software tools for experimental neuroscience; and Data analysis and visualization tools for brain simulation.
  • Computational Systems Biology Neuronal cell cultures experimental study to analyze feasibility of cell implantation applications in neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Connexinopathies human diseases caused by dysfunction in connexins.
  • Biomagnetism Research on brain communication mechanisms with very low frequency and intensity pulsed magnetic fields. Neurophysiologic basis of pain with somatosensorial stimulation compatible with fMRI.
  • Diabetes technologies Telemedical artificial pancreas and closed/semi closed-loop algorithms and glucose predictive models and prevention of Diabetes Mellitus and cardio metabolic risk.
  • Biomaterial and biomechanics New bioinspired fibers for biomedical applications, collagen-based materials applied to biostructural prosthesis and cell mechanics.
  • Personal Health Care Systems Novel devices for habits and daily activities monitoring, and intelligent environments for personalized and ubiquitous health care.
  • Biomedical informatics Integration of genomic and clinical databases, medical artificial intelligence, mathematical and computational tools to extract biological and clinical relevant information from large data sets.
  • Tele-rehabilitation technology Neurorehabilitation processes modeling, dysfunctional models and hybrid bionics, smart monitoring of cognitive and physical rehabilitation, interactive virtual environments, telemedicine

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CTB is part of the BIOTECH Program at UPM Montegancedo Scientific & Technology Park

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