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10.05.2022

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, Madrid and Barcelona. - The Spanish Bioindustry Association (AseBio) announced this Tuesday that BIOSPAIN, one of the biggest international biotechnology events in southern Europe, will take place from 26 to 28 September 2023 in Barcelona, in collaboration with Biocat, the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council.  

For Biocat CEO Robert Fabregat, Barcelona being chosen to host BIOSPAIN “confirms the Catalan capital’s strategic position as one of the main cities on the map for life sciences and...

26.01.2022

Barcelona, January 26, 2022. Investment in health startups in the BioRegion continues to grow and again surpassed the €200 million mark for the second year in a row, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, companies raised €238 million, the most to date. Venture capital funding was the main driver of this growth, with more than €187 million, or 79% of all capital, three times as much as in 2019.

83% of the venture capital raised was in operations with international investors. In fact, more than 90% of operations worth over €10 million are...

24.11.2021
  • 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...
11.11.2021
  • 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...
14.10.2021
  • 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.

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28.06.2021

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...