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SOM Biotech appoints Alain Duguet PhD as Head of Chemical Manufacturing and Control

The biotech company SOM Biotech, based in the Barcelona Science Park and specialized in drug development and discovery, has named Alain Duguet as the new head of Chemical Manufacturing and Control. Duguet is an accredited consultant and expert in the definition, management, evaluation and optimization of the production processes of medicines for the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over three decades for large multinationals, including Sanofi, where he led this area for over 15 years.


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Kumux launches a 2.0 software which creates differential light to improve human health and plant growth

A spin-off by the University of Barcelona Enlighting Technologies, based in the Barcelona Science Park, has created Kumux to launch a 2.0 simulation spectrum software which, through patented algorithms, creates a differential light with beneficial effects for health for both people and plant growth. It is an smart lighting solution –autonomous and based on LED technology–, compatible with different systems and designed so that it can be integrated into any luminaire or control platform.


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Judit Cubedo, CEO of GlyCardial, finalist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020

Judit Cubedo, co-founder and CEO of GlyCardial Diagnostics, is one of the twenty-one women selected as finalists for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020, an award given annually to the most talented and inspiring entrepreneurs in Europe. The company led by Judit, which is based in the Barcelona Science Park, is conducting a clinical trial to validate the performance of Apo J-Glyc as a novel biomarker for the early detection of Myocardial Ischaemia. The award winners will be announced at the European Research and Innovation Days taking place on 22-24 September 2020.


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Launch of the company Gate2Brain, based on novel technology developed at IRB Barcelona to transport drugs into the brain

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute (IRSJD)- Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) have set up Gate2Brain, a company based on a novel technology to transport drugs into the brain. The biotech, based in the Barcelona Science Park, is the second joint spin-off between IRB Barcelona and the UB to be funded by the Mind the Gap Programme run by the Botín Foundation.


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A global team involving ICUB-Tech researchers detects a type of unidentified astronomical object

Researchers from the international collaborations LIGO and Virgo, in which the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the UB (ICCUB) takes part under the coordination of Jordi Portell –co-director of the ICCUB Technology Unit, based in the Barcelona Science Park– have announced the discovery of an object of 2.6 solar masses, placing it firmly into so-called mass gap. That is an interval between the mass of the heaviest neutron star and the lightest blackhole, from which there were no observations yet.


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