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Alfons Nonell-Canals, CEO and founder of Mind the Byte (Photo: Parc Científic de Barcelona).

Mind the Byte opens an office in Toronto

Mind the Byte, a pioneer company in the development of technologies based on artificial intelligence, cloud and big data for computational drug design, located in the Barcelona Science Park, announces the incorporation of a Canadian subsidiary, Mind the Byte Ltd, and the opening of a new office in Toronto. The new location in the heart of city’s tech hub is ideally situated in Canada’s largest biotech cluster, offering a range of opportunities for collaboration and partnership.


This new subsidiary office is part of Mind the Byte’s business plan for the company’s growth and internationalisation. In 2015 it opened its first European subsidiary in the Copenhagen Bio Science Park (Denmark) while in 2016 it moved into the Japanese market in partnership with several local firms. Since the acquisition of Intelligent Pharma early this year, Mind the Byte is present in the country with an office in Calgary (Alberta) and has started doing business with some clients. 

“So far, our experience in Canada has been very positive. With the opening of the subsidiary company and the new office we plan to increase our Canadian biopharma market deployment and further expand our business in the area. Canada is also an excellent gateway to the United States market“, says Dr. Alfons Nonell-Canals, CEO and founder of Mind the Byte.

Dr. Nonell-Canals participated this month in a business mission to Toronto to start scouting for new clients, partners and investors in one of the most advanced ecosystems in the world. The business mission, organised by ACCIÓ in collaboration with the Canadian consulate in Barcelona, Biocat and the Canadian ToHealth cluster, coincided with Toronto Health Innovation Week (THIW), which offered more than 30 activities and attracted 3,500 participants to debate the future of technology in the health sector. Nonell-Canals pitched Mind the Byte at the conference Building Bridges Canada-Catalonia in healthcare, part of the THIW.

With more than 30,000 researchers, 17 medical faculties and 100 university hospitals and research institutes, Canada is considered to have one of the most developed ecosystems in the field of life sciences. In fact, the world’s 10 largest pharmaceutical companies operate in this market.

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