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Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, PAS


Name: Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, PAS

Address: ul. Księcia Trojdena 4, 02-109 Warsaw, Poland



The Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences (IBBE PAS) was established in 1975. It makes the IBBE PAS as the first institution devoted entirely to biomedical engineering in Poland. Currently it is the largest centre of biomedical engineering in Poland. The Institute has a long history of training of several generations of experts in the biomedical engineering. The Institute is empowered to confer doctoral PhD and post-doctoral (DSc) degrees in biomedical engineering.

The IBBE PAS mission is to develop and implement new technologies, devices and supportive theoretical tools for medical diagnosis and treatment aimed at prolonged and improved quality of life of patients with chronic and civilization diseases. The research carried out in the Institute is focused on fusion of engineering and the life sciences that promotes scientific discoveries and the invention of new biomedical technologies covering devices, systems, and experimental and theoretical methods that facilitate the understanding of human disease, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, or prevention. The Institute also coordinates initiatives leading to advanced research and education in the field  of biocybernetics and biomedical engineering. Scientific activity of the Institute is carried out in close collaboration with multiple clinical partners (Warsaw Medical University, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Military Institute of Medicine, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine). This collaboration allows for testing and validation of the innovative, biomedical technologies in clinical environment.

Disciplines: biomedical engineering

Fields of activity:

The research activities of the Institute are focused on 4 main areas:  (1) biomeasurements, computer data processing and analysis for improvement of medical diagnosis and therapy, (2) support and substitution of lost functions of the organism,  (3) techniques of micro- and nanoencapsulation and (4) mathematical/physical modelling and computer simulations of selected physiological processes and organs functions. All these fields are related to following sub-disciplines: biomeasurements, biomechanics, artificial organs, biomaterials, bio- and medical informatics, biomedical imaging and biosystems modelling. 

Latest achievements:

  • Pilot production of apparatus Ventil based on the developed methodology for the independent mechanical ventilation of both lungs in the patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome;
  • Technical solution of the supporting system with voice-to-text interface for patients with diabetes treated with insulin, VoiceDiab;
  • Genetic modifications of the C3A human hepatoma cells leading to fluorescence proteins production and restoration of urea cycle – an approach to development of biological part of the bioartificial liver (BAL);
  • High-resolution optical brain topography by NIRS/EEG technique;
  • Digital pathology web-based platform for the computer analysis of microscopic images supporting the histopathological diagnosis.

Our researchers published scientific articles in internationally renowned journals and are the authors of many national and international patents. The IBBE PAS researchers have acquired many national, provincial and ministerial awards. Researchers at the Institute also actively participate in the management of over 20 international biomedical engineering related organizations. 

Research facilities:

Laboratory of  Biomedical Optics and MRI, Laboratory Tissue Engineering, Laboratory Cardiovascular-Respiratory System, Laboratory Metabolic Diseases, Laboratory Biomaterials and Biotechnological Systems.

Contact person:

Professor Piotr Ładyżyński
Deputy Director for External Projects
(+48 22) 592 59 42