The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a private nonprofit organization located in Campinas, Brazil, which is funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MCTI). It is dedicated to cutting-edge research in materials, nanosciences, life sciences, physics, and chemistry through four National Laboratories: Synchrotron (LNLS), Biosciences (LNBio), Bioethanol (CTBE) and Nanotechnology (LNNano). The four laboratories are open facilities for external users and companies, in Brazil and abroad. They also have teams of researchers to provide support for projects, as well as to conduct joint research programs in biomass, green chemistry, drugs and cosmetics development, characterization of advanced materials, catalysts, etc.
The Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) is dedicated to cutting-edge research and innovation focused on biotechnology and drug discovery and development. LNBio activities are organized into four areas: Open Facilities; Innovation Core; Research in-house; Training and Education. This organizational strategy was designed to encourage the sharing of infrastructure and skills with the academic and industrial sectors. Thus, LNBio optimizes and directs its resources to Science, Technology and Innovation activities.