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Biocat and CataloniaBio & HealhTech

The presentation of the BioRegion 2020 Reportthe benchmark study that analyzes the life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia, will take place on September 28 (online).

The event will be opened by The Honorable Quim Torra, President of the Government of Catalonia, and hosted by Jordi Naval, CEO of Biocat, and Judit Anido, President of CataloniaBio & HealthTech, who will present the main indicators and results from the benchmark report on the life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia. 

There will also be a round table co-organized with the EATRIS consortium and the first awards ceremony for the Àlex Casta Awards for best startup pitch in the BioRegion. Participants will get to see the 5 finalists give their pitches and vote live. The winning company will obtain a prize worth € 5,000 - € 2,500 in cash and € 2,500 in consulting hours - thanks to the support of Genesis Biomed. The winner will also receive a commemorative trophy courtesy of UPF Ventures and a 1-year free subscription to the CataloniaBio & HealthTech association.

The event will take place in a virtual format and will be participatory. Attendees will connect online and have the opportunity to vote on different questions that will be thrown at the audience throughout the event.


10:00 am - Institutional Welcome 

  • The Hon. Quim Torra, President of the Government of Catalonia

10:15 am - Presentation of the 2020 BioRegion Report

  • Jordi Naval, CEO of Biocat

  • Judit Anido, President of CataloniaBio & HealthTech

10:55 am - Break

11:00 am - Round table: “Personalized Medicine: Building up a Cooperative Approach”

  • Chair: Montserrat Daban, Scientific and International Relations Director of Biocat

  • Pharma industry evolving to build up personalized medicine - Fina Lladós, General Manager of AMGEN Iberia

  • Which changes are crucial in the research and clinical field to face Personalized medicine? The EATRIS Perspective - Antoni Andreu, Scientific Director of EATRIS-ERIC

  • Collaborative platform trials: the EU-PEARL Project - Edwin van de Ketterij, Clinical Project Director of EATRIS

  • Achieving competitiveness in clinical trials in a globalized world - Enriqueta Felip, Head of Thoracic Cancer Unit of Vall d'Hebron University Hospital

11:40 am – Break

11:45 am - Àlex Casta Awards

  • Moderator: Silvia Bueso, Lecturer, Trainer and Coach

  • A representative from each of the 5 finalists: ABLE Human Motion, Aortyx, Glycardial, Ona Therapeutics and Pebble Analytics

  • Attendees voting (online)

  • Awards Ceremony: Cristina Riba, Journalist

12:25 pm - Closing

  • Jordi Naval, CEO of Biocat

  • Judit Anido, President of CataloniaBio & HealthTech

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