About us


The ISCIII Biobanks and Biomodels Platform is an initiative of the Carlos III Health Institute.

The Coordination team has organised the Platform’s structure into four scientific-technological HUBS, which include: Biobanks, Organoids, Animal Models and 3D Printing. This structure makes it possible to manage and supply biological samples and associated clinical data. In the interest of promoting and incrementing scientific-technological resources in biomedical research, the PISCIIIBB’s services include organoids, animal models and 3D printing.

The ISCIII Biobanks and Biomodels Platform has joined the European Biobanking Infrastructure (BBMRI-ERIC) as an observing member, acting as the national node in BBMRI-ERIC, one of the most relevant research platforms in the European Union.


The mission of the ISCIII Biobanks and Biomodels Platform is to offer the highest level of quality and cutting-edge services to facilitate and advance in the definition of better therapy for the patient and thereby close the cycle from basic research to the execution of the clinical application.


The vision of the ISCIII Biobanks and Biomodels Platform is to become a national and international model for companies, clinical institutions, and research and administrative bodies as an infrastructure able to perform, from a scientific, technological and regulatory perspective, a complete preclinical validation which ranges from the design to the validation of the product in vivo.

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She earned her PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona in 2006. 2001, University Master in Biological Experimentation. Recently, Dr Montserrat has been selected by the Carlos III Health Institute as Coordinator of the Institute’s National Biobanks and Biomodels Platform. She is considered an international pioneer in the reprogramming and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and in the field of organoid generation for comprehending the development of human organs for applications in precision medicine. She has balanced her career in scientific research with leadership (first as assistant director of the Barcelona Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and more recently as assistant director of translation and innovation at the Catalan Bioengineering Institute). Her research in the field of pluripotent stem cells and the generation of human organoids has been recognised on two occasions by the prestigious European Research Council (ERC), who has funded Dr Montserrat’s activity on two occasions in these fields of research (ERC-Starting Grant 2014 and ERC-Consolidator Grant 2020). She belongs to several scientific societies and has obtained various awards, including the Íñigo Alvárez de Toledo Foundation Award for Basic Research in Nephrology (2019), the Constants and Vitals Award for the best biomedical publication (2020), and the EMBO Young Investigator Award (2020), among others. She has published over 80 papers in scientific journals of high impact in the field (Nature, Nature Materials, Cell, Cell Metabolism, Materials Today, among others).

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Graduated in Psychology from the University of the Balearic Islands. Refresher Course in Psychological Intervention and Mental Health (unofficial master’s degree). University Master in Initiation to Research in Mental Health from the University of Cantabria and currently a predoctoral researcher. Her professional activity has been fundamentally related to management and administration in the healthcare sphere and in November 2018, she began to execute her activity at the Coordination Office of the National Biobanks Network (RNBB). Since then, she has collaborated in the processing of sample and service requests, assisted biobanks and members of the platform in the pursuit of their cooperative activity, helped implement processes and procedures and provided support to the Coordination of the ISCIII National Biobanks and Biomodels Platform.