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First foal born in Spain using a procedure which enhances reproductive efficiency and genetic preservation in elite animals

The first horse conceived as a result of a combination of ovum pick up (OPU) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), two in vitro fertilisation techniques which enhance fertility and enable the genetic preservation of elite animals, has just been born in Catalonia. This birth points to the future of equine assisted reproduction in Spain. It has been made possible by a project carried out entirely in the country led by the Embryotools centre based in the Barcelona Science Park in partnership with CREA Veterinaris and Embriones Equino.


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The XIII edition of the Board of Trustees of the UB and the FBG Awards is already open

The Awards of the Board of Trustees of the University of Barcelona and the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation for the transfer of knowledge and the creation of innovative companies celebrate their thirteenth edition. These awards aim to promote the return to society of the knowledge acquired through study and research, to stress the importance of technology, knowledge, and innovation transfer projects, and to foster the creation of innovative companies and entrepreneurial culture within the UB Group. The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation is the technology transfer office of the UB since 1983 and is based in the Barcelona Science Park.


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GalChimia renews the Crédit d’Impôt Recherche (CIR) accreditation

GalChimia has renewed the Crédit d’Impôt Recherche (CIR) accreditation from the French Government, which certifies the company as a provider of R&D services in France. The evaluation is related to the company’s participation in the SHIKIFACTORY100 European project, aimed at the production of compounds of high added value in the chemical, food and cosmetic industries. The Galician company has doubled the surface and staff of its R&D&I center at the Barcelona Science Park, which was opened two years ago to accelerate its growth and internationalization strategy. 


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IESE opens a new call for Proposals for the Barcelona Technology Transfer Group

IESE Business School opens their 7th Edition of the program of the Barcelona Technology Transfer Group (BTTG), a collaboration program between MBA students and successful mentors with scientists, technologist and entrepreneurs of public and private centres, with the intention of helping create a company or boost their first stages of development. Barcelona Science Park collaborates in this initiative within the strategic agreement set on last January with IESE to promote and support the growth of business initiatives of life sciences.

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Droplite opens seed round of 600.000€ to accelerate the manufacturing development of its smart medical diagnostics device

Droplite, located in the Parc Cientific de Barcelona (PCB), has recently started the industrial design and manufacturing development of its smart diagnostics device, focused on point of care (POC). The company, that it was born in 2018, as a spinoff of the Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO), from the hand of two entrepreneurs: André Guedes (CEO) and Rafael Porcar (CTO), was recognized with the Seal of Excellence by the European Union and with the Innovative SME seal from the Ministry of Science and Innovation.


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