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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,...

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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