Thanks to the impulse as founders from the Goverment of Cantabria and the University of Cantabria IDIVAL promotes and develops research and innovation in the biomedical environment of Cantabria whose epicenter is the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, with a vocation to seek solutions to health problems and contribute to the scientific, educational, social and economic growth.
"To be an avant-garde research center with a high translational component that makes valuable innovations in the prevention, diagnosis and personalized treatment of diseases available to society"
- Scientific excellence.
- Talent attraction.
- Transparency and proactive communication.
- Responsibility with society.
Valdecilla is already a center of knowledge generation and a socioeconomic tractor for our region. The Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital and Health Research Institute, IDIVAL, work to be a benchmark in research, translation and co-generation of wealth in our region.
IDIVAL has launched its own building located at the top of the Valdecilla campus in 2010. This building has 3000 m2 of space dedicated to research laboratories and general services. In 2012 it launched the Clinical Trials Unit located at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital. In 2014 IDIVAL is constituted as a foundation and remodels its organizational structure. In March 2015 IDIVAL is awarded by the Spanish Institute of Health Carlos III as one of the reference Institutes for Health Research in our Country.
The bet IDIVAL current passes through -of the hand of his professionals- foster talent, internationalization and thus enhance the capabilities of the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital as medical center pointer with plenty of socio-economic revitalization of our region.