AIBILI - Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image is a Research Technology Organisation (RTO) in the health area dedicated to the development and testing of new products for diagnostic imaging and medical therapy. It is a private non-profit organisation, founded in 1989, established to support translational research and technology transfer between academic institutions and the industry in the health area.
AIBILI is certified by ISO 9001 since 2004. It is certified for the following activities: research and development in new technologies for medicine in the areas of imaging, optics and photobiology; preclinical studies of new molecules with potential medical use; performance of clinical trials; clinical pharmacology studies; planning, coordination, monitoring of clinical research activities; health technology assessment; and grading of eye exams.
Clinical trials are performed in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (GCP) and the pharmacology studies are also developed in compliance with the OCDE Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
The 3rd Annual Coimbra Champalimaud Symposium was held in Coimbra on 27/06/2013 with the institutions recognized as C-TRACER by the Champalimaud Foundation: LV Prasad Eye Institute in India, AIBILI in Coimbra and the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. Please download here the program and press release.
It was recently published the study "Clinical trials in Portugal" promoted by APIFARMA and conducted by PwC. Please download here the publication. AIBILI is presented and detailed as a case study in managing and performing investigator-driven and industry-driven clinical trials.
A Vision and Imaging Consortium for Translational Research (VICT) was established bringing together the following institutions: IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine, AIBILI - Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image, ICNAS - Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health, and CRIO - University Clinic of Ophthalmology of the Coimbra University Hospital.
The VICT aggregates institutions covering the entire translational process in Vision and Imaging, from the molecular development to clinical practice and patient care.