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Start-up generation


Silvia Frutos

Cofounder and CTO of SpliceBio

She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (UB) and has extensive experience in chemical biology, protein chemistry and peptide synthesis. She has worked as a researcher at the Rockefeller University (New York) and at the University of Barcelona Small Biosystems Lab. In 2020, she founded SpliceBio with Miquel Vila-Perelló. 


Evan Floden

CEO and cofundador of Seqera Labs

PhD in Biomedicine from Pompeu Fabra University and degree in Biotechnology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  His career has included positions in scientific development, bioinformatics and research at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG).


Meritxell Teixidó

CEO and CSO of Gate2Brain

PhD in the Science of Peptides and Genetic Algorithms from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), where she also did a degree in Chemistry and a Master in Organic Chemistry and Peptide Science. In July 2020, she set up Gate2Brain after working as an associate research scientist at IRB Barcelona for over 14 years.


Isaac Cano

CEO from Health Circuit

Degree in Computer Science and PhD from the University of Barcelona. He began working with the research community at the Institut d'Investigació en intel·ligència artificial and was a professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. He currently applies predictive analysis and machine learning for digital health transformation at IDIBAPS and Hospital Clinic Barcelona, in addition to leading Health Circuit.

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James Hugall

Co-founder and CEO de Breaz Medical

He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). Previously in his professional career, he was a researcher at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (Barcelona). In 2019, he decided to develop his entrepreneurial talent by taking part in the Biocat d·HEALTH Barcelona program, from which his first business project was created one year later: Breaz Medical.


Sofía Ferreira

Co-founder of Heecap

Industrial engineer. In 2020, she took part in the Biocat d·Health Barcelona program and set up Heecap with Laura Lizama. She currently combines her passion for this startup with her job in the Innovation Department at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.