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22.12.2015

 

Barcelona, 22 December 2015.- The Biocat Board of Trustees, presided over by Catalan Minister of Health Boi Ruiz, has appointed Dr. Albert Barberà the new CEO of the organization. Barberà, who until now has served as director of the Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGi), will take over in January for Dra. Montserrat Vendrell, who was CEO of Biocat from 2007 through September of this year when she took the reigns of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).

Albert Barberà (Barcelona, 1969) has a degree in Chemistry...

09.06.2015

 

Barcelona, 8th June 2015.- A total of 29 companies and 8 institutions from Catalonia will participate in BIO Convention 2015, the most important biotechnology convention in the world held this year in Philadelphia (United States) from 15 to 18 June. The Catalan delegation, coordinated by Biocat, includes pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, consultancies and service firms, and research organizations.

The BIO Convention is held each year in a different US...

19.05.2015

Barcelona, 18 May 2015.- The health entrepreneurs and innovators of the future aren’t being trained in classrooms, but in operating and emergency rooms. Barcelona is home to one of just four European biodesign programs inspired by the Stanford University fellowship, in which fellows identify business ideas while participating in everyday operations at top hospitals in the city, like Hospital Clínic, Sant Joan de Déu and Institut Guttmann. The Barcelona program...

19.05.2015

Barcelona, May 2015.- Global experts have analyzed the impact of climate change on human health at the Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine and Adaptation international conference at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, called together by the New York Academy of Sciences, and the “la Caixa” Foundation and Biocat, through B·Debate.

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30.04.2015

Barcelona, 29 April 2015 – Neurogastronomy, neuroeconomy, neuroethics, neurolaw and neuromarketing are just some of the disciplines on which the latest discoveries in neuroscience have had the greatest impact. “It’s a very exciting time for neuroscience,” pointed out Mavi Sánchez-Vivas, scientific leader of the latest edition of B·Debate, International Center for Scientific Debate, an initiative Biocat and the “la Caixa” Foundation...

18.03.2015

Barcelona, 18th March 2015 – Since the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, we’ve transformed some species of plants and animals to such an extent that they would now be unable to survive in nature. “We feed ourselves with species invented by human beings, which are the fruit of genetic modifications, like corn,” explains Josep Casacuberta, scientific leader of this B·Debate and coordinator of the plant and animal genomics program at the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG).

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