IBMC is a multidisciplinary research institution that was formed in 1997 with the aim of bringing together researchers working within the University of Porto and affiliated hospitals to produce a unique environment promoting research in the life sciences. It became a Research Unit recognized and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) of Portugal; the main Portuguese government body that funds science.
At this stage, IBMC joined forces with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB), also funded by the FCT, and proposed the creation of an Associate Laboratory and requested funds to build a site that could house the two research communities. In 2000 the new building was inaugurated and the two Research Units became known as the IBMC.INEB Associate Laboratory (LA).
To ensure a completely multidisciplinary environment, IBMC will continue to foster the implementation of fully integrated scientific programs across the different Research Groups and pursue interdisciplinary approaches that have already emerged as a result of the unique environment within the Institute.
IBMC Association Members
Universidade do Porto
Câmara Municipal do Porto
Centro Hospitalar de S. João
Instituto Nacional de Saúde "Dr. Ricardo Jorge"
Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte
Centro Hospitalar do Porto – Hospital de Santo António
Maria de Sousa