Josep Lluís Falcó
Founder and CEO
Doctor in Chemistry (Institut Químic de Sarrià, 2001) and MBA (UB, 2007).
Josep Lluís has 20 years of experience in the biomedical sector. He has worked for big pharma companies (Sanofi), mid-size pharmas (Ferrer Grupo), small biotechs (Hospital spin-off), Tech Transfer Offices (Fundació Bosch i Gimpera) and consulting firms (Antares Consulting and Asphalion). He has also been associate professor at IQS.
His experience is based in Healthcare Strategy, Technology Transfer, Fundraising of start-up companies, Business Development, Marketing, Market Access, Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs.
Josep Lluís has founded 4 companies. He currently serves as board member for 3 start-up companies and he is mentor of several entrepreneurs. In addition in the last 4 years he has been involved in 6 private fundraising processes and he has contributed to raise 33,5 million euros for his clients.
The projects in which Josep Lluís has been involved are based in small chemical entities, biologicals, diverse medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, nutraceuticals and cosmetics. The therapeutic areas where he has recently worked are Oncology, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Traumatology, HIV, Microbiome, Antibacterials and Immunomodulation. He has global knowledge of drug/device development, having worked in Discovery, Preclinical and Clinical phases, Marketing and Post-Marketing.
He takes part of programs such as Caixa Impulse and EIT Health programs, participating as reviewer, mentor and professor.
The entrepreneurial spirit runs through his veins. He has founded GENESIS Biomed to help other entrepreneurs and research centers in their current projects.
Bachelor in Human Biology at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2011), Master in Neuroscience at Universitat the Barcelona (2012) and Master in Leadership and Management of Science and Innovation in IDEC-BSM (2013).
Helena’s knowhow and expertise include Business Development, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship.
She was a Project Manager in Bionure, a biotech start-up, Project Manager and Business Development at the Tech Transfer Office of the Innovation Department from Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and she also worked as Business Development Manager at the BD&L Department of Gebro Pharma, scouting for new business opportunities to expand the company portfolio through managing in-licensing deals.
In addition, Helena has worked as a Pre-Doctoral researcher in the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and in the Faculty of Medicine of Universitat de Barcelona.
His passion is to identify excellent projects in which provide support and/or invest. He has joined GENESIS Biomed to help entrepreneurs and research centers to get there with their current projects.
BSc in Biotechnology (Universidad Miguel Hernández), Master in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Master in Management of Biomedical Companies (CESIF).
In the last 2 years Maria has been involved as research assistant in several oncology programs at CIB-CSIC and as investment analyst at Caixa Capital Risc.
She joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2017. Her passion is to support entrepreneurs and to impulse the creation of new biomedical start-up companies.
BSc in Pharmacy (Universitat de Barcelona) and Master in Management of Biomedical Companies (CESIF).
After several years as intern in Pharmacy Offices, in 2015 completes his Master Thesis in: “Role of Gram-positive vesicles in the acquired resistance mechanisms of staphylococcal biofilms” in Department of Biomaterials, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg (Sweden). In 2017 he has been involved in several technology transfer projects at Fundació Bosch i Gimpera.
He joins GENESIS Biomed in September 2017. With a high entrepreneurial spirit, Carles is focused in the creation, valorization and fundraising of spin-off and start-up companies in the biomedical environment.
BSc in Biotechnology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2012), BSc in Biochemistry (Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg , 2013) and Master in Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015).
Berta has worked for 2 years at the Tech Transfer Office of IDIBELL (Institut d'investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge). Her fields of expertise are project management, fundraising and technology transfer. Previously, she worked as an intern at some R&D laboratories (Esteve, Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin and IMIM).
She joins GENESIS Biomed in May 2018. Science is her passion and she seeks to help entrepreneurs start their own business.