AIBILI - Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image is a Research Technology Organisation in the health area dedicated to the development and clinical research of new products for medical therapy and diagnostic imaging.
It is a private non-profit organisation, founded in 1989, established to support translational research and technology transfer in the health area. In 2014 AIBILI celebrated its 25th anniversary.
AIBILI is ISO 9001 certified for the following activities:
Clinical trials are performed in accordance with ICH Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP), European and national applicable legislations and regulations.
AIBILI is located at the Health Campus of Coimbra University since 1994 and has its own building with 15.296 sq. feet and state-of-the-art equipment. Regarding human resources it has a permanent staff of 45 including medical doctors, researchers, engineers, pharmacologists, technicians, trial and project managers, regulatory affairs, trial coordinators and administrative personnel. Another 60 individuals collaborate regularly on a part-time basis involved mainly in research activities.
AIBILI is organized in Research Centres and Organizational Units.
The Research Centres are:
Organizational Units are the Administrative Services (SA), the Quality Management Unit (UGQ), the Translational Research and Technology Transfer Unit (UTT), the Information Technology Unit (IT) and the Data Centre (DC).
AIBILI also provides Data Centre services by the Information Technology Unit (IT) and 4C.
In summary, the main goals of AIBILI are innovation and translational research that is to convert basic research knowledge into practical applications to enhance human health and wellbeing. It is important to realize that translational research has complementary domains:
AIBILI has progressively developed as an infrastructure for clinical eye research. This resulted from the need to coordinate and support the European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network – EVICR.net. The rapid and continued growth of EVICR.net served as driving force. AIBILI, in its 25th anniversary, assumes a leading role in European Clinical Research in Vision and Imaging, bringing together academic institutions and industry, to improve diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies in vision and enhance human health and wellbeing.
AIBILI Board of Directors (2017-2020)
Azinhaga Sta. Comba, Celas
40º 13' 06,24" N
8º 24' 54,83" O
Telephone: +351 239 480100
Fax: +351 239 480117