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16.03.2017

Barcelona, 16 March 2017.- For the third time, Barcelona will be hosting BIO-Europe Spring from 20 to 22 March. The spring edition of the most important partnering congress held in Europe for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry is returning to the city after the success of the editions held here in 2010 and 2013. It is doing so with unprecedented numbers: 110 companies and entities and 195 delegates from the BioRegion have registered so far, twice as many as the previous year.

"The record number of our companies participating in this edition reaffirms...

19.12.2016

Barcelona, 19 December 2016.- Catalan medical device company usMIMA has been selected by the European Union to receive €1.14 millions in funding through the Horizon 2020 program. The company was created out of d·HEALTH Barcelona - the University of Barcelona master’s degree promoted by Biocat to train health entrepreneurs– and is marketing MOWOOT, a...

03.06.2016

Barcelona, 3 June 2016.- A chip that, when stuck to a mother's breast, can measure the amount of milk a baby drinks; a belt that simulates abdominal massage to relieve chronic constipation in patients with spinal injuries; devices to combat fecal or urinary incontinence; or a channel for doctors to follow the contractions of a pregnant woman remotely: these are just some of the medical technology projects being led by former fellows of d·HEALTH Barcelona...

01.06.2016

Barcelona, 1 June 2016.- A total of 42 Catalan companies and organizations (5 more than last year) will be participating in BIO Convention 2016, the top global biotechnology fair, held this year in San Francisco (United States) from 6 to 9 June. The Catalan delegation, coordinated by Biocat, makes up more than half of all of the Spanish companies participating in the fair, with 7 pharmaceutical corporations, 23 biotechnology firms, 3 service companies and 8 organizations.

The Catalan delegation features...

19.05.2016

Barcelona, 19 May 2016.- This Thursday, Biocat, the organization that coordinates and promotes the healthcare and life sciences sector in Catalonia, presented the 2015 Biocat Report, which covers the status of the sector between 2013 and 2015. The report shows the positive evolution of key economic and research indicators for the BioRegion of Catalonia and clearly demonstrates that "Catalonia is still among the top regions in Europe in terms of quality and quantity," stresses Biocat CEO Albert Barberà.

Catalonia is the most dynamic...

05.04.2016

Barcelona, April 5, 2016.- 10 Catalan companies will be participating until Friday in a trade mission to Boston in the state of Massachusetts in the United States to look for business opportunities in digital health and big data applied to life sciences. The mission is organised by the Catalan Government through Catalonia Trade & Investment and Biocat, the organisation that coordinates and promotes the life science and health sector in Catalonia.

The participating companies are FractalMed, Mind the Byte, Mint Labs, Sequentia, Made Of Genes, OpenTrends,...