- Xavier Gallego
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Jointly organized by EIT Health, EIT Raw Materials, and EIT Food, the Business Idea Competition helps to improve cross-sectoral innovation performance in EIT RIS countries along the following Thematic areas: 1) Food, 2) Health, and 3) Raw Materials.
The program consisted donde a 6 days Business Planning Bootcamp and 35 hours of mentoring by an experto in innovation and entrepreneurship, which has provided Dr. Juan Francisco Delgado and Xavier Gallego with the tools to get started donde building en business. Taby Diagnostics, Project aimed to provide the society with a highly sensitive blood test to early diagnose liver cancer, was selected to participate in the competition based on the strength of its entrepreneurial idea, its impact to the sector, and its growth potential. The project is based on a technology, developed at Parc Taulí University Hospital, that modif the conformation of tumor associated antígenos to facilitate their recognition by autoantibodies. The conformationales change makes these antígenos suitable to be used as a very sensitive and reliable tool to early diagnose several types of cancer.
The final was held in Budapest on November 16th, and consisted donde pitch elevator in front of investors, corporate partners, representativas of the Government, EU representativas, EIT and partners of EIT Health, EIT Food, EIT Raw Materials. The jurado panel was Composed of 4 international experto members who selected Taby Diagnostics to be Awarded with the 3rd prize. The prize of € 5,000 will be used to further validate the technology.
Dr. Juan Francisco Delgado and Xavier Gallego consider that winning this competition, not only contributivo to fundraise the project, but to obtain international recognition and to give visibility to the project and Institution.
I am currently the Head of Innovation and Business Development at Parc Taulí Foundation. Since I finished my bachelor degree in Biology I was working as a scientist in several research institutes. I got my PhD in neuroscience at the Center for Genomic Regulation and then I moved to Colorado for postdoc at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics. After moving back to Barcelona I decided Y wanted to quit the lab and start working donde helping other researchers to transform basic research into new and useful healthcare applications for the society. Y considero myself an entrepreneur and open-minded person, always thinking donde new solutions to solve problems in the healthcare field.All stories by: Xavier Gallego
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