This ECAI is located within all the hospitals, the Regional University Hospital in Malaga, the Civil Hospital, and the Virgen de la Victoria University Hospital. Its creation stems from the need to join the research efforts of various groups within the Clinical Departments that have established lines of research related to each other and common equipment needs. The research conducted in various research laboratories brings together the efforts of the groups engaged in research in different areas of knowledge.
Currently, the research laboratories offer complete facilities, some of which are in common use by the different groups and possible external users. In this common area, equipment is organized into different areas: flow cytometry, cell culture and immunochemistry, sample processing and sterilization.
These facilities are available to all IBIMA researchers. To this end, there is system for reserving equipment or services. Temporary access is provided, as well as consulting for researchers needing these facilities, to achieve the objectives of their research projects funded by different programs and who need to use the facilities on an ad hoc basis, following specific procedures.