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Gisela Lorente Marina

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) 

She has a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Barcelona and over 8 years of experience in scientific research in the field of cancer. She has worked as head of innovation and technology transfer at IDIBELL, where she was part of setting up Aptadel Therapeutics. 


Adrián Dorado

UX/UI Manager and Co-founder of Qualud and Laia Contigo

He has over eight years of experience in startups, SMEs and multinational corporations. Patient experience and digital product design for the healthcare sector are his main areas of expertise. He has a degree in Multimedia, Master in User Experience and Master in Business Administration. He is also a professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and University of Vic (UVic).

Calls open to fund research on Covid-19

Governments and other public and private bodies have opened emergency calls to fund projects working to help tackle the pandemic. Here is a summary of the most noteworthy.



The coronavirus and Mobile World Congress being canceled monopolize the news in February

10 medical technologies ‘made in Catalonia’ that would have triumphed at 4YFN

The BioRegion of Catalonia would have had a huge turnout at the 4YFN start-up event, part of the Mobile World Congress, which ended up being canceled. Let’s look at some of the technology that you would have been able to discover at the event.

Top news in the BioRegion of Catalonia for 2019

In just a few days, we’ll say goodbye to 2019: a good time to take stock of everything that has happened over the past 12 months in the BioRegion of Catalonia, the Catalan healthcare and life sciences sector.

20 Catalan start-ups to watch in 2020

We have a sneak peek at some of the companies in the BioRegion of Catalonia that we’ll be hearing a lot from this year


Implants, transplants and rounds of funding round out the January headlines in the BioRegion