Ignasi Heras holds a degree in Business Administration and Management (ADE) from the UB and an MBA from EADA. He was deputy director of Biocontrol Technologies and head of Innovation, Marketing and Networking at the Barcelona Science Park. In 2012, he founded a consultancy firm and has been working at Transplant Biomedicals since 2014. He combines his professional career with education: he is a tutor and project consultant for the EADA master in management for the healthcare sector.
Ricardo holds a technical degree in nursing and has always worked in the field of medicine, setting up work teams in different hospital areas in the ophthalmology department and surgery. He has taken the leap into entrepreneurship with Xkelet, however he is also CEO of the company Business-Bio.
Joaquim Querol holds a degree in Technical Telecommunications Engineering from the UPC and in Physics from the UB. His first professional experience was as a researcher at the CSIC Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. After that he moved into the private sector at a company selling electronic products and founded Endor Technologies in 2007.
Santiago Esteban holds a PhD in Chemistry (University of Valencia) and has focused on computational methods to study proteins at research centers in Spain (IRB, BSC) and abroad (Germany and the Netherlands).
Laura Nevola has an undergraduate degree in medical chemistry and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science (University of Rome). Her specialty, which she has developed at the University of Rome, Yale University and the IRB Barcelona, is developing molecules to modulate protein function.
Gloria Calderón holds a PhD in Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has worked in assisted reproduction for more than 30 years. She was a member of the team that performed the first successful in vitro fertilizations in Spain, at the Dexeus Institute in Barcelona. From 2000 to 2013, she was the main internal scientific advisor for the IVI group (assisted reproduction clinics).
After years of working in the pharmaceutical industry in countries like New Zealand and China, Hugo Peris –member of the 4th generation of Laboratorios Salvat– threw himself into entrepreneurship in 2015 and moved to San Francisco to devote himself fully to his company Loop Therapeutics. He also recently founded Spiral Therapeutics, which develops products to prevent deafness.