The Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, BIONAND, is a mixed centre with stakes held by the Regional Ministry of Health, the Regional Ministry of Economy and Knowledge t and the University of Malaga with the purpose to promote and encourage the development of an andalusian centre for excellence research in Nanomedicine.

BIONAND was created as a multidisciplinary research space, where different professionals from the healthcare, university and business areas interact, making it possible to generate new systems to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, from the creation and development of devices materials and nano-scale.

This centre is the benchmark centre of the Andalusian Program for Research in Nanomedicine, a program which, together with those of Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine and Clinical Genetics and Genomic Medicine; have the main objective of supporting and fostering translational research in Advanced Therapies. The activities performed within these three research programs are developed in coordination with the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies (IATA), an initiative of the Andalusian Government promoted by the Regional Ministries of Health, Economy and Knowledge to promote development and application in clinical practice of new therapies based on the results of three Research Programs in Advanced Therapies of the Autonomous Region of Andalusia.


The construction of the Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology BIONAND has been co-financed, with a contribution of 70% of the total cost, by the European Fund of Regional Development (EFRD) together with the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in the frame of The Spanish National Plan for Scientific Research, Development an Technological Innovation 2008-2011 (record number, IMBS10-1C-247, quantity. 4,979,567.601 €).