Doctor in Chemistry (Institut Químic de Sarrià, 2001) and MBA (UB, 2007)
Josep Lluís has 20 years’ 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 on healthcare strategy, technology transfer, fundraising of start-up companies, business development, marketing, market access, reimbursement and regulatory affairs.
Josep Lluís has founded four companies. He currently serves as board member for three start-up companies and he is mentor of several entrepreneurs. In addition, in the last five years he has been involved in 19 private fundraising processes and he has contributed to raising 67 million euros for his clients.
The projects Josep Lluís has been involved in are based on small chemical entities, biologicals, diverse medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, nutraceuticals and cosmetics. The therapeutic areas where he has recently worked are oncology, the central nervous system, cardiovascular, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, traumatology, HIV, microbiome, antibacterials and immunomodulation. He has a complete knowledge of drug/device development, having worked in the discovery, preclinical and clinical phases, as well as marketing and post-marketing.
He takes part in programmes such as Caixa Impulse and EIT Health programmes, participating as reviewer, mentor and professor.
The entrepreneurial spirit runs through his veins. He has founded GENESIS Biomed to help other entrepreneurs and research centre in their current projects.
PhD in Chemistry, Master in Project Management, PMP®.
PhD in Chemistry, Master’s degree in Project Management, PMP® Natalia has worked in the academic sphere (CSIC Madrid and Barcelona) and in the pharmaceutical industry: big pharma (Fresenius Kabi, Sanofi, Lilly, Merck-Serono), mid-size (Almirall, Palau Pharma) and start-ups (Ojer Pharma, ImmunNovative Developments, Enantia).
She has worked in different positions in areas as project management, regulatory affairs, R&D and quality, among others.
The main therapeutic areas she has been involved in are oncology, the central nervous system, anti-inflammatories, antibacterials, autoimmune diseases and cardiovascular.
Since 2015 she has focused mainly on project management, broadening her knowledge of economic and administrative monitoring and control, requesting changes and the dissemination of project results.
During her last job at the FSJD (Fundació Sant Joan de Déu) she was involved in publicly funded projects, some of them collaboratives, allowing her to work in another health environment.
She joins GENESIS Biomed in April 2019. She is passionate about improving the quality of life and health for patients.
Jordi Ortiz. MSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry field (Universitat de Barcelona, UB). Higher Education in Quality Management, ISO 9001 (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UOC).
He completed his Master Thesis in Cation-induced aggregation and fusion of N-acyl-N-methylphosphatidyl-ethanolamine liposomes and continued his research by studying the lipid-protein interaction. In 2021 he finished his advanced course in quality management at UOC.
In 1994, he joined the pharmaceutical industry and has occupied several positions, always in the R&D area (from Discovery to Clinical phases). He has worked in Sanofi, Ferrer and Spherium Biomed. In this last company he has hold the position of Senior Project Manager working in several projects from the discovery phase until the clinical research phase.
He has an extended experience in several management positions in regulated analysis laboratories and as project manager with both large and small molecules.
During the last years, he has been working in Autoinmune Diseases, Muscle recovery, ALS, Oncology Mucositis and Acute Kidney Injury.
Jordi has also a deep expertise in European public fundraising and in Business Development activities, all of them related to the projects in which he has participated.
He joins GENESIS Biomed in March 2019. He is a passionate of biomedical innovations of academic origin in order to accelerate their transition to the market. Customer focus, Leadership, People engagement, Process-based approach, Improvement, Evidence-based decision making, and Relationship management are his main drivers.
Joan Carles Fernàndez. Doctor in pharmacy, with a PhD in organic chemistry, MSc in chemistry, and a BSc in pharmacy, on the analytical/clinical side, (Universitat de Barcelona). He has done postdoctoral work in organic chemistry (Exeter University, UK) and in medicinal chemistry (Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK).
Joan Carles has over 18 years’ experience as a medicinal chemist at Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) providing research services for Almirall and Esteve pharmaceuticals, working on different projects within the following areas: oncology, respiratory (asthma, COPD), chronic and neuropathic pain among others. He also has experience in combinatorial chemistry and the preparation of corporate libraries for HTS campaigns (Almirall-PCB unit, and Evotec OAI, Oxford, UK).
After all these years in drug discovery, he has become an experienced senior leader with a proven track record of supporting successful drug discovery programmes, developing teams and successful people, and gaining extensive experience in dealing with several decision-making groups of computational chemists, biologists and pharmacologists. This process has professionally transformed him into an interdisciplinary scientist.
Furthermore, he has a broad background experience and formation in hospital pharmacy and analytical laboratories: haematology, biochemistry, hormonal, microbiology (Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu). He is an energetic team player who cooperates well with co-workers and colleagues and strives for success.
Joan Carles joined GENESIS Biomed in July 2020, with his passion for research in biomedical science and the drug discovery process. His main aim as a scientific consultant is to provide support and help to startups, entrepreneurs, biotechnology-related institutions, foundations and companies to develop innovative solutions in health for all.
Jaume Ruiz MSc in Pharmacy ( International MBA (La Salle, URL), Master in Project Management (La Salle, URL), Pharmacist Specialist in Industrial and Galenical Pharmacy and Pharmacist Specialist in Analysis and Control of Drug Products and Substances.
During 25 years he joined the pharmaceutical industry and occupied several positions, always in the Pharmaceutical Development R&D area (including preformulation formulation, scale up, launching and Clinical Trials Supplies from
Phase I to IV) He has worked in Almirall Procter Gamble Pharmaceuticals (USA and Spain), Vita and Salvat In this last company he hold the position of Head of Pharmaceutical Development R&D He has extended experience in GMP, ICH guidelines (EMA FDA), and a PAI of the FDA (for Almotriptan Project), and holds two patents He was the responsible for Ebastel Cidine Cetraxal Relive, etc development, scale up and launch.
During the past 8 years, he has been working in Innovation, Tech Transfer, Business Development, creation of Spin off and Licensing areas at IDIBELL, VHIR and IGTP In this last Institute, reporting to the General Director and participating
in different Strategic Committees, he has hold the positions of Head of Innovation and Business Development, and Head of Quality, maintaining the Strategic Plan, the ISCIII and CERCA accreditations, KPI and the SGDQ, keeping everything updated In addition, he served as a senior consultant in Colombia, implementing Innovation Units in 5 of the largest hospitals in LATAM.
Jaume is co author of the book “¿Innovas o Trabajas De la Idea al Paciente and has spent more than 25 years as professor of several masters ( UAB, URL, IUCT) on biomedical research management, innovation and business.
He joined GENESIS Biomed in February 2021 He is a passionate of consulting, accreditations, health innovations, quality, corporate training, change management, balanced scorecard, team mentoring and strategic plans for organizations.
BSc in Biology (Universitat de Barcelona, 2013) and Master in Genetics and Genomics (Universitat de Barcelona, 2014).
Mireia has more than 4 years of experience in the research industry, as she started her professional career in IDIBELL (Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge), Hospital Clínic and IBEC (Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya).
In IBEC, Mireia worked for three years as research assistant in various stem cell projects in the field of heart and kidney differentiation and regeneration.
She joined GENESIS Biomed in June 2018. During these years, she has worked in several projects in the areas of oncology, infectious diseases and ophthalmology, among others.
Since her incorporation she has gained a vast experience in Business Plan preparations, market analysis, regulatory and development plans, financial and strategic plans, private fundraising and technology transfer.
Mireia has also a deep expertise in European Projects in which she has been involved during this years at GENESIS Biomed.
She is an enthusiast of biomedical sciences and delighted to help them to accelerate their entrance to the market.
BSc in Biotechnology (Universitat de Barcelona, 2019) and MSc in Technology and Management of Biotech companies (CESIF 2020).
Alberto has experience as an undergraduate researcher in laboratories belonging to the University of Cologne. He developed his Bachelor’s dissertation at CECAD studying ubiquitin and its effect on cell regulation and homeostasis under stress conditions, under the supervision of Dr Mafalda Escobar Henriques Dias. Eager to acquire and develop his career in biotech-based company management he completed a Master’s degree at CESIF in Technology and Management of such companies.
Alberto joins GENESIS Biomed in January 2020. With his scientific background he looks forward to help in the development of spin-off and start-up companies, considering technology transfer as a tool of innovation.
Bsc in Biotechnology (Universitat de Vic, 2020) and Master in Management of Biotech companies at CESIF.
Berta studied Biotechnology and took a Master’s Degree in Management of Biotech companies at CESIF. During her studies, she acquired knowledge and experience in the field of research, working in the Chemistry Department at UAB, in the Neurosciences research area at VHIR or in the Belgian National Institute of Public Health, Sciensano.
In her master’s degree, she discovered another biotechnology field, and now she is ready to take a step further. Therefore, Berta joins GENESIS Biomed in January 2021, with the aim to learn and help startups/spinoffs or research centers to obtain innovative results.
BSc in Biology (UAM- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2021) and currently attending the MSc in Management of Biotech companies at CESIF.
Biologist with experience in both laboratory and research assistance. He completed his last degree year, including his Bachelor´s Degree Project, in Stockholm University. The project was about Toxoplasma gondii infection and consequences in human nervous system.
Alonso joins GENESIS Biomed in March 2022. Eager to develop business skills to combine them with his scientific knowledge in a company.
BSc in Biology (UB – Universitat de Barcelona, 2021) and currently attending the MSc in Management of Biotech companies at CESIF.
Biologist with experience in both research and quality control laboratory. She has developed her final degree project within a research group to study the neurogenerative capacity after a medullar lesion in tadpoles.
Marta joins GENESIS Biomed in March 2022. Eager to learn all about the bio-business world to help new companies to achieve their goals.
BSc in Biotechnology and Biology (UDG- University of Girona, 2021) and currently attending the MSc in Management of Health Biotech Companies (CEU-ASEBIO) at CEU-San Pablo.
Biotechnologist and biologist with previous experience in the field of research and basic knowledge of independent investment. His final degree project was focused on astrobiology with different resistance tests in the phylum Tardigrada to find ways to improve human capabilities.
Víctor joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2022, with great enthusiasm to acquire new business skills, and thus be able to combine previous scientific knowledge with this new expertise.
BSc in Biotechnology (Universidad de Oviedo, 2021) and MSc in Molecular Biology applied to Biotechnological Enterprises (Bioenterprise) at Universidad de Granada
Biotechnologist with experience in research and technology transfer. Her final degree project was developed in the fields of molecular biology and virology, creating a recombinant virus in order to study the behavior of the calicivirus.
Elena joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2022. Her experience in an Innovation and Technology Transfer Unit aroused her curiosity, and now she is excited to help bioenterprises to find, and occupy, their place in the market.
Pharmacy Degree (University of Barcelona, 2019) and MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Radboud University, The Netherlands, 2022)
Pharmacist with experience in both clinical and community Pharmacy. She carried out her final degree project at the University of Helsinki (Finland), where she did bio-screening of anti-virulence compounds against Uropathogenic E. coli. During her Biomedical Science master, she collaborated in the development of an in vitro 3D skin model to study S. aureus infections in the skin microbiome of atopic dermatitis patients (Radboudumc, The Netherlands), and she contributed to the development of an NK cellular model to study genetic variants present in patients with immunopathology (Karolinska Institute, Sweden).
Blanca joins GENESIS Biomed in December 2022. With her background in biomedical and health sciences, she is enthusiastic to develop business skills and help early-stage R&D projects.
BSc in Pharmacy (UAX- Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, 2021) and Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Management at Universidad de Navarra | IESE Business School.
Pharmacist with experience in business & investment analytics. During his undergraduate studies he gained scientific knowledge, organizational, and communicational skills. His Master’s, taught through the Case Method, allowed him to think more critically, become adaptable when facing diverse situations, be customer-focused and work thoroughly to achieve his goals. Working for a Biotech consulting firm, has allowed Rafael to acquire decisive knowledge within the business management chain, business plan, patient support and strong dynamic skills. His final master’s degree project was focused on molecular farming.
Rafael joins GENESIS Biomed in January 2023. Eager to improve people´s health by combining his scientific and business knowledge.