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Best of 2019

Top news in the BioRegion of Catalonia for 2019

In just a few days, we’ll say goodbye to 2019: a good time to take stock of everything that has happened over the past 12 months in the BioRegion of Catalonia, the Catalan healthcare and life sciences sector.


Organized by Biocat and IQS Tech Factory, registrations are open until February 4

Catalonia, among the top 10 in Europe in clinical trials

Catalonia is among the top 10 countries in Europe in terms of participation in clinical trials and among the top 20 in the world; looking at oncology alone, it is in the European Top 5 and the global Top 10. This November, Barcelona hosted the international Clinical Trials Europe event: a great time to look back over the factors that have made the BioRegion a benchmark in attracting trials from all the major pharmaceutical companies in the world, and also at the future challenges this sector is facing.

Cristina Nadal, Biocat

The former Director of Healthcare for CatSalut will now lead the process of optimizing innovation assets generated in the system


The event is taking place in Hamburg from November 11 to 13

15 new therapies made in Catalonia

15 new therapies ‘made in Catalonia’

The biomedical start-ups in the BioRegion of Catalonia currently have almost 20 therapies in the clinical phase. Some of these therapies may reach patients by 2025. What might the next made-in-Catalonia drugs be?


Aromics, Avida Biotech, GoodGut and Smart Bcn Technologies have contacted with potential partners in Asia


The deadline to sign up for the Mobile World Congress parallel event for start-ups is November 5

The most in-demand profiles in the BioRegion

September: the transfer window has closed for FC Barcelona, but it’s just opening for businesses. This month has more professional movement, in healthcare and life sciences companies too, than nearly any other. Forget about Neymar and Griezmann, the ones who will be signed these months are three-letter words: CMO, MLS, BDL, CMC, etc. Whether you’re planning a career shift or just want to know what’s happening at companies in the sector, don’t miss this post.


Projects from CRG, ISGlobal and IBEC have been selected for their research on oncology, tuberculosis, syphilis and ageing, among others