The Research Center for Biosciences & Health Technologies is a structure of COFAC (Cooperative Education and Cultural Animation, Crl.) founding body of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT). The Universidade Lusófona is the main institution of the so-called Grupo Lusófona. This is the largest private education group in Portugal and in the Lusophone space. Besides teaching in all fields of knowledge, this University has several research units. Many of these units are recognized by FCT and actively promote the creation and transfer of knowledge and skills. The units have many ongoing projects, many of these in collaboration with various public and private organizations.
CBIOS's brief history goes back to 2001 being born from the Pharmaceutical Sciences course infrastructure. Initial R & D clusters were then created by gathering available expertise from pharmaceutical technology and biopharmaceutics. A fast synergistic growth between training and research was achieved, attracting other collaborations and expertise. After 10 years (2011) those clusters have evolved to the current research unit. CBIOS's main goal is to develop and disseminate research in the field of health sciences and technologies, in close cooperation with ECTS of the Universidade Lusófona.