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#WeAreIRB: “The Drug Discovery Journey” by Israel Ramos, IRB Barcelona Technology Transfer Consultant



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Israel Ramos is a drug discovery professional specialised in in vitro assay development support to research programs and compound characterisation. With his more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he is currently working at the at IRB Barcelona Innovation department as Technology Transfer Consultant. Israel provides support to IRB Barcelona researchers by giving advice about the applicability of potential drug candidates based on IRB Barcelona discoveries.

“Pharma companies have changed their model of working, and now are more open to collaboration. They are actively looking for innovative research projects in academy”, states Israel.

In this video, entitled “The Drug Discovery Journey”, Israel Ramos, Technology Transfer consultant at IRB Barcelona, explains the insights of drug discovery —the process by which drugs are discovered and/or designed— before they can be bought in pharmacies.


About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).