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tips from boston for healthcare entrepreneurs CIMIT Biocat

Who will pay for my product? Who can kill it? How do I approach investors? What happens if I fail? Experts from CIMIT (Boston), the most experienced health accelerator in the world, share some of the lessons they’ve learned accelerating more than 600 healthtech projects in 15 years.


B·Debate Mechanisms of epigenetics: in sickness in health

Genetic information is encoded in our DNA, which is metaphorically known as an instruction manual. We do not yet understand many of these mechanisms but they are so important that alterations in the system can lead to numerous very serious problems . International experts gathered together to discuss some of the latest, most important advances in this field


ERC Advanced Grants Catalunya Biocat

Projects from ICFO, IRB Barcelona and ISGlobal have been selected in the latest round of ERC Advanced Grants. Catalonia has been awarded 3.6% of these grants in the life sciences, surpassing countries like Belgium and the Netherlands.

Women female entrepreneurs health life sciences Biocat

28% of all Catalan biomedical companies are created or headed up by women, and the percentage goes up to 46% for start-ups created over the past two years. 11 women entrepreneurs in the sector tell us about their experience and help raise awareness of cases like theirs to encourage other female scientists to follow their example.

Bioengineering for Healthy Ageing. Adding Life to Years

Seniors have more illnesses than the rest of the population. And, furthermore, they often have chronic diseases that can be very incapacitating. In this context, bioengineering can offer many solutions in various areas, researchers from around the world met for a B·Debate session to debate the role of bioengineering in active ageing.


Women's Cancer

Every year, three and a half million women around the world die of cancer, six thousands of them in Catalonia. Some of these tumors are only found in women, like ovarian and cervical cancer. Researchers from around the world gathered at B·Debate to discuss the key factors of women's cancer.