About us

Our work

The Institute of Applied Radiopharmacy of Barcelona (IRAB) is a centre for innovation and development dedicated to the production and marketing of radiopharmaceuticals for use in clinical practice and research.

Our commitment is based on our desire to serve, and we supply radiopharmaceuticals that are essential in ensuring quality medical practice in our territorial setting.

The high technological level and nuclear safety crucial for the manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals, together with the limited availability of innovating radiopharmaceuticals in the bioregion, define IRAB as a structural laboratory to excellence of the healthcare system and of biomedical and pharmaceutical research.

What we do

Radiopharmaceuticals for PET/biomedical research

The Institute of Applied Radiopharmacy of Barcelona (IRAB) is dedicated to the development, production and marketing of positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceuticals in one of the leading biomedical research settings in Europe, affording excellence in service and product reliability and focusing on the current and future needs of the public and private clinical sector.

Manufacturing 90%
Radiopharmacy supplies 80%
Research & Innovation 70%

A reference radiopharmaceutical laboratory in product innovation and quality in clinical practice and research.


Innovation in the development of latest-generation radiopharmaceuticals.


Excellence of service in the development of high value-added healthcare applications for the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.

PRBB Setting

Barcelona Biomedical Research Park

The Institute of Applied Radiopharmacy of Barcelona (IRAB) is located in one of the leading European biomedical research ecosystems: the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).

The PRBB has six centres of excellence in the life sciences, with a critical mass of 1500 people from 50 different countries and a cumulative annual R&D expenditure of approximately €90 M, with top-level scientific resources. This facilitates investigation into highly-relevant topics in the life sciences and biomedicine, from the molecular to the population perspective, in a unique setting.

The IRAB occupies over 700 square meters of pharmaceutical laboratories and facilities boasting superior technology, all of it located in an ideal setting with direct access to the Hospital del Mar and to the other PRBB centres.

The IRAB and the six independent research organizations located in the PRBB form an inter-institutional alliance and are interconnected through common and open spaces, all of them dedicated to research into human health and biomedicine in a building that is conducive to building synergies and collaboration.

  • Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute
  • Pompeu Fabra University. Experimental and Health Sciences
  • Centre for Genomic Regulation
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Barcelona Institute for Global Health
  • Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC)
  • Institute of Applied Radiopharmacy of Barcelona (IRAB)