Results about: tech transfer

Scientists set to become entrepreneurs

IRB Barcelona fosters entrepreneurship among its young scientists. Two postdoctoral fellows tell in vivo about their experience of learning how to deal with markets, patents and venture capitalists. 

IRB Barcelona strengthens its ties with industry through participation in BioSpain

The Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC) in Barakaldo (Vizcaya) is the venue of BioSpain 2016, the eighth of these biennial biotech gatherings, the most important event in this sector in Europe and permanently held in Spain, and fifth-ranked event worldwide for the number of partnering meetings held.

Launch of Nostrum BioDiscovery, a spin-off that applies supercomputing to speed up drug discovery

Nostrum BioDiscovery has come about from the combined efforts of IRB Barcelona and the BSC-CNS—two research centres of excellence in Barcelona—with the participation of the University of Barcelona and ICREA and supported by the Botín Foundation’s technology transfer programme.

The company boasts cutting-edge bioinformatics technologies to speed up the development and lower the cost of designing drugs—which are becoming increasingly more complex and expensive—and to further precision medicine.

Andreu Mas-Colell takes over the presidency of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)

The outgoing president, Rolf Tarrach, will remain on the board of trustees

BIST reaches an agreement with the Diputació de Barcelona to move to the Escola Industrial campus

Geared up to boost transfer

IRB Barcelona promotes research valorisation and commercialisation thanks to a grant from ACCIÓ.

”la Caixa” leads an investment round in IRB Barcelona's spin off Inbiomotion

The company concludes a 2.2 million € round led by ”la Caixa” through Caixa Capital Risc. Also participating in the operation were Ysios Capital and Fundación Vila Casas.

Inbiomotion, a spin off founded by IRB Barcelona's group leader, Roger Gomis,  develops diagnostic products for predicting risks that cancer patients may suffer bone metastasis.