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.
Top bioentrepreneurship in Catalonia will share their personal experiences with students and researchers on 15, 22 and 29 May
Co-founder and CEO of Mediktor
Cristian Pascual has a degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Esade and the Carlson School of Management. For 18 years, he held various executive positions at large companies in a variety of sectors. Then, in 2011, he founded Mediktor with Oscar García-Esquirol, a physician, intensive care specialists and medical soul of the project. “Now I am completely focused on revolutionizing the healthcare world,” says Pascual. Plus, he has been a business angel for the past 12 years and is involved in roughly 15 start-ups.
Publications in top journals, rounds of investment, licensing, benchmark events held in Barcelona... 2017 was a year full of good news for the BioRegion of Catalonia. Saying goodbye to the EMA and the political instability were the bittersweet counterpoint. What can we learn from these successes and failures? From research, enterprise and management, some of the main figures take stock.
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Co-founder and CMO of Adan Medical Innovation
PhD in Medicine and specialist in Allergies at Hospital Vall d’Hebron. She combines this with work on a research project on anaphylaxis for the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. She is also an associate professor in Immunology at the IQS School of Engineering at Ramon Llull University. She is passionate about innovation and research and was selected to participate in the Imagine Creativity Center Silicon Valley program where, alongside doctor of internal medicine Adrià Curran, she co-founded Adan Medical Innovation, of which she is now CMO.