Since its formation, the Biomedical Engineering Group, University of Seville (GIB) is among those groups which lead the Spanish research in Biomedical Engineering. It is composed of scientists and professionals with different training profiles and source in different areas. One of its great strengths is that since its inception has led the integration into the Group a multidisciplinary research staff, who live in the medical, physical, telecommunications engineers, industrial engineers and computer engineers. This openness is one of the main lessons to be transmitted to each new generation of researchers formed within the Group. Proofs of this, are the many collaborative projects with hospitals which have been established with doctors in specialties as diverse as nephrology, gerontology or burn unit. It also has collaborations with various departments and research groups at the University of Seville and other universities, both national and foreign.
The aims and purposes of the group fit the definition of Biomedical Engineering by the IFMBE (International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering).
Medical and Biological Engineering integrates physical, mathematical and life sciences with engineering principles for the study of biology, medicine and health systems and for the application of technology to improving health and quality of life. It creates knowledge from the molecular to organ system levels, develop materials, devices, systems, information approaches, technology management and methods for assesment and evaluation of technology, for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, for health care delivery and for patient care and rehabilitation.