Increasing deal flow of projects ready for investment in the BioRegion: this is the main goal of the Investment Readiness Series, a new initiative from Biocat that periodically connects Catalan research projects with local and international investors. Some of the scientists participating in the first edition tell us about the projects they hope will enamor these investors.
Co-founder and CEO of Vytrus Biotech
Albert Jané has a degree in Biotechnology and Biochemistry from the UAB and a Master in Experimentation in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has worked in R&D, quality control and customer service departments at several companies in the chemistry and textile sectors. In 2009, he co-founded Vytrus Biotech and is CEO of the company.
The event, organized by Banc Sabadell BStartup, Biocat and CataloniaBio & HealthTech, hosted 90 speed dates between researchers and mentors
Co-founder and CEO of Sequentia Biotech
He has a PhD in Genomics and spent more than ten years doing research in biotechnology and genetics, with over 35 papers published in high-impact scientific journals. In 2013, he founded Sequentia with Riccardo Aiese Cigliano and currently balances his position at the helm of the company with teaching, giving classes in genomics at universities in Spain (UAB and UPF) and Italy (Sapienza, in Roma, and Federico II, in Naples). He is a councilor for the Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA) and works to promote proper use of green biotechnology.
The heat has come a long way, and many professionals already count the days to change the dressing gown or the tie for the swimsuit. Researchers and entrepreneurs from the BioRegió of Catalonia tell us about their plans for this summer vacation: from the most exotic to those who will continue to work all through August.