Contact information

Centro Tecnológico LEITAT
Francesc Mitjans
Baldiri Reixac, 10
Areas of activities
  • A. Health Biotechnology
    • Areas of activity
      • Biodrugs
      • Biomarkers
      • Cell cultures
      • In vitro diagnostics
      • Diagnostic imaging
      • Medical devices
      • Drug delivery
      • Drug development
      • Drug discovery
      • Screening
      • Cellular Therapy
      • Gene Therapy
      • Biomaterials and tissue therapy
      • Vaccines
    • Therapeutic areas
      • Cosmetics
      • Dermatology
      • Musculoskeletal system
      • Inflammatory diseases
      • Immunology
      • Oncology
      • Digestive system and hepatology
      • Respiratory and pulmonary system
      • Metabolic disorders / Endocrinology
  • B. Agrifood Biotechnology
    • Agriculture / veterinary / environmental
      • Animal health / Veterinary
    • Food
      • Animal Food / Feed
      • Functional Food
      • Substance detection
      • Food safety
  • C. Industrial Biotechnology
    • Biofuels
    • Enzymes
    • Fermentation or biocatalysis
    • Cell lines
    • Microorganism
    • Monomers and polymers
    • Waste valorisation
  • D. Services
    • R&D services
      • Bioinformatics
      • Biotechnolgy kits
      • Metabolomics
      • Nanotechnology and in silico biology
      • Proteomics
      • CRO / CMO / SMO

LEITAT Technology Centre aims to collaborate with companies through research initiatives, developments and innovation pathways to add value to products, processes and tasks in different economic sectors, including the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biomedical, cancer, biotechnology, nanotechnology and biomaterials and others.

In addition to the promotion of R+D+i, LEITAT's objectives are the technology transfer and scientific development under sustainability, responsibility, integrity and independence criteria.

Products and services
  • Generation of monoclonal antibodies.
  • Drug repositioning
  • In vitro and in vivo pharmacological characterization of therapeutical agents
  • Identification and validation of new biomarkers
  • Design and characterization of tools, instruments and devices for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring
  • Characterization of antimicrobial properties, antifungal and anti dust mite
  • Determination of drug levels in biological fluids
  • Determination of the effectiveness of cosmetic active principles
  • Implementation of ADME studies and biocompatibility
  • Design and development of enzymatic and microbial bioprocesses
  • Industrial microbiology: screening and isolation of microbial strains of interest
  • Biofunctionality study with characterization of antimicrobial properties, anti-fungal, anti dust mite and prebiotic characteristics
  • Microencapsulation of different active ingredients with wide applications in many sectors
  • Determination of inorganic nanoparticles and their toxicity profile
Areas of interest for future collaborations
  • Identification and validation of therapeutical targets
  • Generation and characterization of new drugs
  • Targeting and drug delivery
  • Micro and nanoencapsulation of active ingredients
  • New biosensors
  • Studies of toxicology, ecotoxicology and efficacy of nanoparticles
  • Development of in vitro cellular models to predict efficacy, safety and mechanism of action of compounds in development for biotech, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical industries
  • Extraction of the active ingredients from microalgae and renewable sources for food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries
  • Design and application of bioprocesses in industrial environments:
    • Substitution of conventional organic reactions
    • Biocatalysts
    • Biotechnological production of food ingredients
    • Valorisation of by-products
    • Environmental Biotechnology
    • Obtention of materials (fibres, biopolymers)
    • Obtaining products or chemicals (antibiotics, vitamins ...)
    • Obtaining energy (Biofuels)
  • Industrial microbiology:
    • Isolation, selection and characterization of microorganisms with different industrial applications
    • Microbiological studies
  • Biofunctionality studies:
    • Screening of new molecules or extracts with different biofunctionality
  • Microencapsulation
    • Development of micro and nanocapsules for applications in different industries: cosmetic, food, textile, detergents...
  • Synthesis and processing of biopolymers