Our Team

Meet our team
Josep Lluís Falcó
Carles Taulé
Berta Borràs
Josep Maria Balaguer
Gisela Gallego
Mireia Samitier

Josep Lluís Falcó

Founder and CEO
jlfalco@genesis-biomed.com

Doctor in Chemistry (Institut Químic de Sarrià, 2001) and MBA (UB, 2007)

Josep Lluís has 20 years of experience in the biomedical sector. He has worked for big pharma companies (Sanofi), mid-size pharmas (Ferrer Grupo), small biotechs (Hospital spin-off), Tech Transfer Offices (Fundació Bosch i Gimpera) and consulting firms (Antares Consulting and Asphalion). He has also been associate professor at IQS.

His experience is based in Healthcare Strategy, Technology Transfer, Fundraising of start-up companies, Business Development, Marketing, Market Access, Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs.

Josep Lluís has founded 4 companies. He currently serves as board member for 3 start-up companies and he is mentor of several entrepreneurs. In addition in the last 4 years he has been involved in 6 private fundraising processes and he has contributed to raise 33,5 million euros for his clients.

The projects in which Josep Lluís has been involved are based in small chemical entities, biologicals, diverse medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, nutraceuticals and cosmetics. The therapeutic areas where he has recently worked are Oncology, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Traumatology, HIV, Microbiome, Antibacterials and Immunomodulation. He has global knowledge of drug/device development, having worked in Discovery, Preclinical and Clinical phases, Marketing and Post-Marketing.

He takes part of programs such as Caixa Impulse and EIT Health programs, participating as reviewer, mentor and professor.

The entrepreneurial spirit runs through his veins. He has founded GENESIS Biomed to help other entrepreneurs and research centers in their current projects.

Carles Taulé

Consultant
ctaule@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Pharmacy (Universitat de Barcelona) and Master in Management of Biomedical Companies (CESIF).

After several years as intern in Pharmacy Offices, in 2015 completes his Master Thesis in: “Role of Gram-positive vesicles in the acquired resistance mechanisms of staphylococcal biofilms” in Department of Biomaterials, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg (Sweden). In 2017 he has been involved in several technology transfer projects at Fundació Bosch i Gimpera.

He joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2017. With a high entrepreneurial spirit, Carles is focused in the creation, valorization and fundraising of spin-off and start-up companies in the biomedical environment.

Berta Borràs

Consultant
bborras@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Biotechnology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2012), BSc in Biochemistry (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 2013) and Master in Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015).

Berta has worked for 2 years at the Tech Transfer Office of IDIBELL (Institut d’investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge). Her fields of expertise are project management, fundraising and technology transfer. Previously, she worked as an intern at some R&D laboratories (Esteve, Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin and IMIM).

She joins GENESIS Biomed in May 2018. Science is her passion and she seeks to help entrepreneurs start their own business.

Josep Maria Balaguer

Consultant
jmbalaguer@genesis-biomed.com

MSc in Industrial Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2009).

Josep Maria is a Biomechanical Engineer with experience in the field of Interventional Cardiology. He wrote his Master’s thesis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focused on experimental and computational modelling for personalized diagnostic mapping of latent thrombotic responses, under the supervision of Dr. Kolandaivelu, MD, PhD.

While remaining strongly connected to academia, he transitioned to the Research and Innovation department at CBSET, a biomedical research institute based in Lexington, MA, where he applied computational modeling and image analysis methods for understanding local tissue anatomy and stent based drug delivery. Additionally, in collaboration with MIT, he investigated the response of scaffold thrombosis as a function of vascular dimension through in vitro bench-top and computational models.

Josep Maria joined GENESIS Biomed as a consultant in September 2018 to advance healthcare innovation.

Gisela Gallego

Consultant
ggallego@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Biotechnology (Universitat de Vic, 2011) and Master in e-Health (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2015).

In the last two years Gisela has worked in the Tech Transfer and Innovation Office of Sant Pau Research Institute, with expertise in IP management and business development. She has three years of previous experience in e-Health Project Manager as well as QMS Responsible at an ICT SME for the health sector.

She joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2018. Passionate about e-health and biotechnology, she seeks to help entrepreneurs to bring innovation to society.

Mireia Samitier

Consultant Assistant
msamitier@genesis-biomed.com

BSc in Biology (Universitat de Barcelona, 2013) and Master in Genetics and Genomics (Universitat de Barcelona, 2014).

In the lasts three years Mireia has worked as research assistant in various stem cell projects in the field of heart and and kidney differentiation in IBEC (Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya).

She joins GENESIS Biomed in June 2018. She loves science and looks forward to support the creation of new start-ups in the biomedical field.