Barcelona Center of Biomedical and Bio Pharmacy Excellence

May 13, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

With the election of Barcelona as base of Grifols’ new fractionation plant, the
largest in Europe, the city appears as a leader in biomedical and bio pharmacy treatments

Barcelona stands out for its clinical research and human healthcare, with 90 research
centers and over 400 research groups established in the city and dedicated to the life
sciences, excelling in such areas as oncology, bio-nanomedicine and cardiovascular
disease. The city also concentrates great talent in biomedical research, especially in

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Renowned scientists such as Jose Baselga, M.D., Ph.D., physician-in-chief at Memorial
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, or Joan Massague, Ph.D., director of the
Sloan-Kettering Institute, are some examples of excellence in biomedical research, whose
work crosses boundaries and is crucial to the health of people worldwide. Those
Barcelonian oncologists started their excellent careers in the Catalan capital and still
lead clinical trials of new cancer drugs and innovative treatments from VHIO
[http://www.vhio.net ] and IRB Barcelona [http://www.irbbarcelona.org/index.php/en ], two
of the most internationally acclaimed research centers in oncology.

Worldwide pharmacy companies such as Grifols
[http://www.grifols.com/es/web/international ], Almirall or Esteve, are based as well in
Barcelona, where they lead some of the latest innovations in drugs and treatments.
Grifols, which has recently opened in Barcelona area one of the largest plasma
fractionation plants in Europe, is the third largest company in the world in the field of
blood derivates and the only company in the pharmaceutical industry that is vertically
integrated in the field of transfusion medicine.

Ranked the 5th best city in Europe for scientific production, Barcelona is also the
driver of medical technology and biomedical research in Spain, with more than 4.500
researchers and a budget of 380M Euros. All these elements position Barcelona as one of
the leading cities in the development of a global knowledge-based economy at present and
in the coming years.

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