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‘Here comes your lead’ is a strategic event that acts as a marketplace for:

  • Early-stage research projects developing therapeutics in the BioRegion of Catalonia.

  • National and international platforms, CROs and big pharma (the partners) looking for projects to establish a research collaboration model with shared risk and profit.

With this event, Biocat aims to help projects accelerate the drug-discovery process and boost the flow of therapeutic molecules in advanced phases in the BioRegion of Catalonia. 


This year, the ’Here comes your lead’ partners include:

  • Evotec (EU)
  • LifeArc (UK)
  • FuturX (Israel)
  • Inkemia IUCT (Mollet)
  • CRG (Barcelona)

With the collaboration of:

  • Eva Mendez Drug Discovery
  • M.Miralpeix Pharma Consulting


Agenda for ‘Here comes your lead’:

In the morning, the partners will present their collaboration models and capacities. This will be an open session for anyone interested in attending (sign up before).

In the afternoon, there will be pre-scheduled meetings, with space for improvised happy meetings.

  • 9:00 am - 11:00h  Partners presentations:

    • Marta Pascual, Head of Drug Discovery Department, Inkemia-IUCT (20’)

    • Thomas Hanke, Head of Academic Partnerships, Evotec (20’)

    • John Kelly, Head of Business Development, Therapeutics and Diagnostics, LifeArc (20’)

    • Ido Kaminsky, Business Analysis Director, FutuRX (20’)

    • Carlo Carolis, Head of Biomolecular Screening and Protein Technologies Facility, CRG (20’)

    • Montse Miralpeix, from M.Miralpeix Pharma Consulting (7’)

    • Eva Méndez, from Eva Méndez Drug Discovery (7’)

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am  Coffee break 

  • 11:30 am - 12:50 pm  One to one Meetings (20 min each

  • 12:50 pm - 1:30 pm Networking lunch

  • 1:30 pm - 3:50 pm One to one Meetings (20 min each

  • 3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Break 

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Happy Meetings (improvised)

Sign up:

The registration for the first edition of 'Here comes your lead' is already CLOSED.

More information:


Organitzadors Here Comes Your Lead


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