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  • Five spin-offs and six start-ups comprise the first generation of companies accelerated at the BCN Health Booster, an initiative promoted by the University of Barcelona Science Park and the Barcelona City Council, with support from Barcelona Activa and collaboration from Biocat.
  • The eleven companies selected from a total of nineteen applications are: Aptadel Therapeutics, Artificial Nature, Bioliquid Innovative Genetics, DeepUll, GAT Biosciences, GAT Therapeutics, MiMARK, Nuage Therapeutics, Ona Therapeutics, Oncoheroes Biosciences and...
  • The climate crisis, overpopulation and a hyperconnected, globalized world make us the animal species most susceptible to pandemics like the current one.
  • To prevent future threats and be better prepared for dealing with them, we have to adopt a ‘one health’ approach: considering human health as it relates to animal and environmental health.
  • On November 16 and 17, the ”la Caixa” Foundation and Biocat are hosting the international conference “Pandemics: Overcoming Covid-19 and preparing for the future”. This virtual event will bring together...
  • He is taking over the position held since 2018 by Jordi Naval, now CEO of InProTher. 

Barcelona, 14 October 2021.- The Biocat Board of Trustees, chaired by President of the Government of Catalonia Pere Aragonès, has named Robert Fabregat the organization's new CEO. Fabregat is taking over the position left vacant when the previous CEO, Jordi Naval, left to head up Danish startup InProTher.



Barcelona, June 28, 2021.- In a year that promised to be difficult because of the pandemic, Barcelona has climbed to fifth place in the ranking of the European cities with the most important rounds of funds in digital health, just behind London, Stockholm, Oxford and Berlin. The digital health startups of the BioRegion raised €34.5 million in 2020, seven times more than in 2016 (€5.1 million). On average, each operation that closed raised €2.7 million, twice the amount in 2019 (€1.4 million).  

And the upswing seems to be...


Barcelona, March 22, 2021. In a year made difficult by the Covid-19 pandemic, the life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia reached an exceptional milestone. In 2020, health startups in the BioRegion managed to raise €226 million in investment, the most ever, doubling in just two years from €112 million in 2018. 

The main source of this funding was venture capital, with a total of €140 million. There were 41 operations in total, up 58% from 2019. This data is from the final version of the “Investment in Startups” chapter of...


Barcelona, September 28, 2020. With 3 months until the end of 2020, the life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia is flexing its muscles, in spite of expectations it would be a challenging year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In just 9 months, startups in the BioRegion (the life sciences and healthcare ecosystem in Catalonia, the most dynamic in Spain and one of the most active in southern Europe) have managed to raise €120 million in investment, well above the previous record from 2019, which was €112 million.

This data is from BioRegion...