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Trifermed Awards for Social Impact in Healthcare
Winners Trifermed Awards 2015
Antoni Vila Casas, Jose Martinez, the DAU Foundation and the GAEM Foundation, winners of the first Trifermed prizes on the social impact in healthcare.

The awards are organized by Trifermed collaboration in with Biocat, CataloniaBio and EsadeCreapolis.
The businessman and arts patron Antoni Vila Casas; the founder of Archivel Farma , Jose Martinez; the DAU Foundation for the employment of people with mental disorders, and the People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis Group ( GAEM Foundation ) were the winners of the first Trifermed awards, which recognize initiatives with social impact in the field of healthcare.

The awards, organized by Trifermed in collaboration with Biocat, CataloniaBio and EsadeCreapolis, are chaired by Montserrat Vendrell, CEO of Biocat and the Barcelona Science Park. The awards were presented on 26 June during the Trifermed Social Evening, which brought together over 250 professionals from the international pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector at the CaixaForum in Barcelona.

Besides Montserrat Vendrell, the jury of the awards is composed of representatives with extensive experience in the sector: Ignasi Biosca, CEO and president of Reig Jofre CataloniaBIO; Edgar Jordà, CEO of EsadeCreapolis; Ana Maiques, co-founder and CEO Neuroelectrics; Antoni Villaró, CEO of Ferrer; Carlos Gallardo, founder and CEO of CG Health Ventures; Clara Campàs, director of strategy and development at Kern Pharma; and Luis Ruiz, founder and CEO of Spherium Biomed.

A sector with economic and social impact

Biomedicine is a sector of high economic impact. “Health research is one of the most valuable assets of our country, and an undeniable asset of our knowledge economy,” says Montserrat Vendrell, CEO of Biocat and the Scientific Park of Barcelona and president of the Trifermed awards.
Aside from the figures, the sector has a big impact on the quality of life of patients. “The biomedical sector generates headlines, but the Trifermed awards seek to bring out the little stories behind them to encourage other companies, individuals or public institutions, also betting on changing the world through biomedicine and pharmacy,” says Sergi Trilla, CEO of Trifermed.
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