The Clinical Academic Center – Braga (2CA-Braga) results from a partnership between the UMinho and the Hospital de Braga, with a focus on research, education, training and caring in a clinical setting. The 2CA-Braga is in a privileged position to ally basic and clinical research, maximizing the development of innovative biomaterials, diagnostic strategies, regenerative approaches and therapeutic products. With basis on this health ecosystem infrastructure, the 2CA-Braga seeks to strengthen the UMinho position as a leader in bioscience innovation and translational research, promoting the maintenance of health during lifespan and, most importantly, contributing to add quality to life through innovative breakthroughs.



The ICVS/3B’s – Associate Laboratory results from a strategic partnership consolidated over the years with the 3B’s Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics. The ICVS/3B’s – Associate Laboratory gathers together the fields of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences with Biomedical and Materials Engineering, maximizing the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and the capacity of providing specialized services in the Health-Science/Technology interface. Emphasis is given to Regenerative Medicine and other Advanced Therapies, Stem Cells and Nanomedicine, with potential added value for diverse clinical areas, including neurosciences, infectious diseases and surgery.