Vesismin introduces the Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation in leading hospitals Blog Post

The company Vesismin Health –present in the Barcelona Science Park and specialized in the development and commercialization of products for the control of infections in hospital environments– has introduced the advanced UVGI technology (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation), in different hospitals in Spain. Its professional system for medical use, UV-360, produces germicidal ultraviolet radiation for comprehensive disinfection of rooms and is equipped with motion sensors that automatically interrupt operation when they detect a presence.


Promoting scientific careers in times of COVID-19 Blog Post

Against the backdrop of the major challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has underscored the crucial role science and technology play in our society, the Barcelona Science Park is stepping up its commitment to persuading young people to choose scientific careers by holding a new edition of Batx2Lab, a pioneering programme which has inspired the STEM talent of more than 700 young people.


Ona Therapeutics raises €30M in Series A financing Blog Post

Ona Therapeutics –a spin-off from IRB Barcelona and ICREA, based in the Barcelona Science Park– announces today the closing of a €30 million Series A financing, the largest private funding round closed for a start-up in Spain. The financing will allow Ona Therapeutics to complete the pre-clinical development in a variety of tumor types and to move its lead candidate into first clinical studies in patients with metastatic cancer in 2023.


Vice-president Pere Aragonès meets with stakeholders, companies and investors in the healthcare and life sciences sector Blog Post

Vice-president of the Government of Catalonia Pere Aragonès and Director General for Research and Innovation in Health Robert Fabregat visited the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) yesterday, where they met with Biocat, CataloniaBio & HealthTech, start-ups and investors to learn about the healthcare and life sciences sector’s potential as a driving force for Catalan innovation and competitiveness after the Covid-19 pandemic.


Oxolife raises €5 million in a funding round and joins the Barcelona Science Park Blog Post

The biotech Oxolife –focused on the development of a new treatment to improve the female fertility rate– has moved its headquarters to the Barcelona Science Park. The company, which has just raised a €5 million funding round, will start a phase II clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of OXO-001, a drug that specifically acts on embryo implantation to increase pregnancy success rate in assisted reproductive technology processes.


Genesis Biomed launches the startup Everai Medical Technologies Blog Post

Genesis Biomed, based in the Barcelona Science Park, has just founded Everai Medical Technologies, a startup that focused its activity on developing software that will make it possible to share patient data between the ambulance doctor and the hospital’s emergency personnel. The company was born as a project supported by EIT Digital and the involvement of the Belgian hub Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC) and the Dutch company Pipple.


Oncoheroes Biosciences and the Super Sam Foundation walking together for the pediatric cancer Blog Post

Oncoheroes Biosciences announces the receipt of funding from Super Sam Foundation, a pediatric cancer nonprofit organization. Oncoheroes is a Boston based biotech with its European headquarters at the Barcelona Science Park. The startup was co-founded in 2017 by Ricardo Garcia, a serial entrepreneur from Barcelona, and the Italian scientist Cesare Spadoni, two parents touched by childhood cancer and determined to change the outlook for these young patients.


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

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.