MOEBIO SP 2020: Update on the Life Sciences Industry

hosted by Biocat

Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB)

Start: Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 14:00

End: Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020 17:00

    2. Update on the Life Sciences Industry

    Looking to the future, this pack of lectures provides an insightful overview of how the biotechnology, medtech and pharmaceutical industries are organized, their key stakeholders and the main trends, challenges and opportunities. Given by professionals from the sector, they also provide a historical evolution of the life sciences industry, an introduction to regulations and key reforms, and the resources available for keeping up to date. How the biotech, pharma and medtech industries are like? Who are the key stakeholders? What are the main trends and opportunities? This pack of lectures provides answers to these questions.


    Number of sessions: 4

    Starting date:  22 January 2020

    Whole Package Price:  432 euros  (with a 20% of discount added)

    Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session

    Venue: PCB - Barcelona Science Park, C/ Baldiri Reixac 4-8, 08028 Barcelona


    2.1. The Future of Life Sciences - Trends and Patterns

    Lecturer: Montserrat Vendrell
    Date: 22 January 2020
    Time: 14h – 17h
    Price: 150 euros

    Course outline: This lecture sheds light on factors that will influence the development of the life sciences sector over the coming years. If you want to update your knowledge about the top three megatrends in life sciences, and you want to know about upcoming technologies that will impact the biotech market, then this is the lecture for you! Some of the topics that will be covered are: telemedicine, brain stimulation using computer interface technologies, personalized medicine and synthetic biology, among others. 


    2.2. The Medtech Industry - with a focus for the new entrepreneur

    Lecturer: Robert Harju-Jeanty 
    Date: 24 January 2020
    Time: 10:00 – 13:00 h
    Price: 150 euros


    Course outline: This session explains what a medical device is, and provides key statistics regarding the sector's stakeholders: number and type of companies (in Europe, 95% of medtech companies are SMEs), investment in R&D, employment, expenditure on medical technology, number of patents filed, VC deals, etc. The lecturer will cover segment trends by size and growth: number of medical technologies registered, which fall into 16 product categories, and the value chain (based on Michael Porter's methodology).


    2.3. The Biotechnology Industry

    Lecturer: Luis Ruiz Ávila
    Date: 27 January 2020
    Time: 11h30 – 13h30
    Price: 120 euros


    Course outline: This session provides a complete overview of the current state of the biotechnology sector and its future trends while also, focusing on the biomedicine market. It covers the development of research projects (bringing products into the market) and biotechnology business models, as well as common risks and strategies. 


    2.4. The Pharmaceutical Industry

    Lecturer: Filippo Prina Mello
    Date: 05 February 2020
    Time: 15h – 17h
    Price: 120 euros

    Course outline: This lecture will introduce you to the pharma industry, providing a general overview and discussing the key concepts and principal agents. It will cover its value chain, business models, main trends, challenges and opportunities. You will also learn about the current situation of the pharma industry in Spain. 



    We offer a 50% discount (for any category, but not accumulative) to students who are in their final academic year at university, or who are studying a Masters degree related to the following fields: business, engineering, life sciences or design. If interested, please send an e-mail to, with the subject "Short Programs Discount", providing your details and attaching a copy of your university registration. Promotions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.



    To withdraw from a session you must send an e-mail to: If cancellation is received more than one week (7 working days) before the date of the Short Program session, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fee. If cancellation is received during the week prior to the date of the lesson, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fee. If no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session.

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