21 February 2019
CataloniaBio & HealthTech held its ordinary general assembly on the 15 February at the Barcelona Science Park, where the members of the board, the executive team and around 70 members met to share and approve the 2019 action plan, as well as the management report and accounts from financial year 2018. The admission of 24 new partners* was also approved.
On behalf of the board, and in accordance with the bylaws, the participants included Jaume Amat (president), Maribel Bergés (treasurer), Àngel Alonso (secretary) and Melqui Calzado (secretary general of the association).
20 February 2019
Aromics, empresa associada a CataloniaBio & HealthTech, ha rebut 1.085.659 euros de la Unió Europea per completar la fase preclínica regulatòria del fàrmac NAX035 per al mesotelioma maligne vinculat a l'exposició a l’abest o amiant i molt resistent als tractaments actuals.
El finançament d'Aromics prové de l'SME Instrument Fase 2 del programa Horitzó 2020, que permet que les empreses europees desenvolupin productes i serveis innovadors.
La UE va prohibir l'ús de l'amiant el 2005, però tenint en compte que el diagnòstic se sol donar entre 30 i 40 anys després d'haver-se produït l'exposició ...
19 February 2019
The CataloniaBio & HealthTech Innovation Workgroup (WG) was officially launched on the 7th of February at the Barcelona Science Park with the active participation of around fourty biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and digital health companies and start-ups, hospitals and technological centres.
The coordination team, made up of Àngel Alonso (Vecmedical), Isabel Amat (Reig Jofre), Ferran Rodríguez (Hospital Clínic), and Eduard Valentí (Esteve), with the support of Melqui Calzado (secretary general), explained the purpose of this WG and then started the first joint working session to identify the topics of interest which shall be addressed in the forthcoming months.
14 February 2019
4D Health, a health innovation and simulation centre and CataloniaBio & HealthTech member, has launched its new 4dhealth.com website to raise awareness of its personalised services for companies and hospitals.
The web has three sections: what the centre does, professional training using simulation to increase safety when treating patients, and services for companies associated with training projects for clinical professionals and sales teams, as well as innovation in product development and testing.
“We facilitate and act as a liaison for joint initiatives in the healthcare and business arenas,” explains Franc Espinar, head of projects and operations for 4D ...
8 February 2019
The CataloniaBio & HealthTech Regulatory Affairs Workgroup (WG) held its second Hard Reg Café event on 4 February at ACCIÓ. The event was coordinated by Lidia Cánovas (Asphalion) and Lluís Chico (NEOS Surgery) and aimed to nail down the topics of interest identified at the first Hard Reg Café session and discuss the best way to tackle them.
These themes are implementing the new European medical device regulations and raising awareness and encouraging practical use of the Expedited Pathways.
After a two-hour debate, the companies agreed that, first, notified bodies must be more available and, secondly, the clinical ...
5 February 2019
These awards aim to promote talent, innovation and entrepreneurship through the value chain (research, manufacturing, distribution, patient care, etc.), in the public and private sectors.
Fertypharm has won second prize in the Retail / OTC Laboratory category as a new business project. Founded by Roberto Costillas and José Ángel Delpueyo, the Esplugues de Llobregat-based company develops innovative fertility and pregnancy products.
The panel of judges was comprised of top executives from the sector, including Jesús Acebillo ...
29 January 2019
The Mental Health Cluster of Catalonia, CataloniaBio & HealthTech and the Food Nutrition Cluster, with collaboration from ACCIÓ, have pooled more than 50 companies for an intercluster event on the new challenges in nutrition and health.
Palau Marianao in Sant Boi de Llobregat hosted the first of three workshops in this programme on 24 January. The session began with a presentation from each of the cluster managers: Marta Sánchez Bret, Melqui Calzado and Eva Olivera.
The aim of this intercluster is to find solutions to the needs identified previously by three complementary sectors: biomedicine, mental health and nutrition ...
29 January 2019
Stimulo, a CataloniaBio & HealthTech member, and a midwife at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Vanessa Bueno, have designed a postural cushion for pregnant women that corrects the malposition of the fetal head during labor.
At the time of delivery, the fetus needs to face head down. But, in about 40% of women, the fetus is facing up. If this incorrect position is not corrected, it is necessary to perform a caesarean section or use forceps.
The origin of this idea is found in a clinical trial carried out by Vanessa Bueno on how to facilitate ...
26 January 2019
Kiversal, a CataloniaBio & HealthTech member company that specialises in the Internet of Things (IoT), is one of the first companies to use the new User Experience Lab (UXLab) service offered by Barcelona Activa. Specifically, the company has assessed the ease of use of the Audixi 10 audiometer it is developing.
UXLab is designed for start-ups and SMEs to test products, both physical and digital, before they go on the market. UXLab also allows companies to validate their ideas using techniques like neuromarketing and eyetracking to discover the emotions involved in the purchase process, as reported Europa Press. In some ...
25 January 2019
CataloniaBio & HealthTech has launched a new Innovation Workgroup (WG) to share new business models and synergies that are coming up with solutions in health, facilitate public-private partnerships, discover unmet needs of patients and hospital care, and align the innovation going on in technology and biopharmaceutical companies with hospitals.
In order to give companies and hospitals the opportunity to express their concerns, propose activities and participate in executing them, a presentation will be held on 7 February at the Barcelona Science Park.
“The WG will be stronger with a participative format, so the launch has been designed to use teamwork ...