We want to know what was the main lesson learned from 2016 in the field of healthcare and the life sciences in Catalonia. We asked some of the key stakeholders in the sector: entrepreneurs, institutions, executives at hospitals and research centers and investors. This is what they told us:
During 2016 Forum of the BioRegion, held in November 2016, international experts presented successful public-private partnership experiences and discussed on where the biopharma, medtech and digital health subsectors are heading. In this document, you will find a summary of all the talks that took place in this Meeting, that was conceived to allow assistants to stay up-to-date, discover new ways to grow and identify opportunities, and be prepared to face the complexities of the constantly healthcare changing sector.
The last year has brought big headlines in the healthcare and life sciences sector in Catalonia. Investment is booming, the region is arousing more and more international interest, ambitious innovation projects have kicked off and we have maintained our level of scientific excellence.
On October 13 and 14, 2016, researchers from around the world met at B·Debate to discuss about the cancer's genetic and epigenetic regulation mechanisms during the forth edition of the Barcelona Conference on Epigenetics and Cancer (BCEC).
Patronage is being consolidated as an alternative option of funding in Catalonia and Spain but there are some hurdles to overcome such as the lack of a tax law regarding patronage, the lack of a culture of science and of donating, and the still poor communication from the scientific arena.