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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.

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35 projects, 70% from the BioRegion, applied to the acceleration program promoted by Biocat and CIMIT (Boston)

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Top bioentrepreneurship in Catalonia will share their personal experiences with students and researchers on 15, 22 and 29 May

Cristian Pascual Mediktor

Cristian Pascual

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.


Call is open until March 11 for projects from the medical device, diagnostics and e/digital health sector


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. 

CRAASH Barcelona From lab to market

The new initiative will bring research of excellence to market with top experts from the Boston ecosystem

Anna Sala, cofundadora de Adan Medical

Anna Sala

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.


The start-ups from the program promoted by Biocat triumphed at a pitch competition in Stockholm


The fellows pitched their proposals at the graduation ceremony at the Mobile World Center