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What is the BioRegion?

The BioRegion is the healthcare and life sciences ecosystem in Catalonia, meaning the group of companies, research groups and bodies, hospitals, universities, administrations, researchers and entrepreneurs, innovation and knowledge-transfer support structures working in Catalonia in this strategic sector.

With a population of more than 7.5 millions and territory comparable to that of European countries like Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Israel, Catalonia has the most dynamic life sciences ecosystem in Spain and one of the most active in southern Europe. Biocat is the body responsible for dynamizing and promoting the BioRegion of Catalonia.

The BioRegion of Catalonia is made up of 871 companies and 95 research bodies, including 41 research centers, 18 university hospitals, 14 science and technology parks and 12 universities offering biosciences degrees.