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“If they could do it, so can you!”

One in four companies created in the BioRegion of Catalonia in the past five years is led by a woman. This percentage is growing, but still far from parity. Women call for greater public visibility so that other female researchers can see them as role models and choose to follow in their footsteps.


Results from publicly traded companies, European grants and scientific publications round out the headlines for February in the BioRegion


A new program will put drug-discovery projects in contact with partners to set up research collaboration models

A courageous sector with a common goal

What do the biomedical sector and The Lord of the Rings have in common? Courage and a common goal are some of the traits shared by the main characters in this film saga, as well as by researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders who are helping make the BioRegion of Catalonia a benchmark in Europe.


Movement among big names in the sector, acquisitions at pharmaceutical corporations, news from start-ups and an avalanche of scientific publications this January


The sector has said goodbye to CEO of UPF Ventures Àlex Casta in a month with less activity than usual


President of the Government of Catalonia Quim Torra highlighted that the healthcare sector is "exceptionally strategic" at the presentation of the study


The new Sant Pau research building and Grifols acquisitions, among the headlines from November in the BioRegion


International researchers participate in the sessions organized by Biocat and the “la Caixa” Foundation in Barcelona


Advances in producing, managing and exploiting huge volumes of data, and knowledge of genetic and molecular alterations associated with disease, have generated huge expectations for personalized medicine. Ethical, technological, social, legal and care-related challenges, however, can be a hurdle to fulfilling these expectations. We'll go over some of the main messages of the first Forum BIB, organized by the Bioinfomatics Barcelona Association (BIB) in collaboration with Biocat and the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation