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AstraZeneca and Wivi Vision Receive the Bioèxit Prize from CataloniaBio

AstraZeneca and Wivi Vision were awarded the Bioèxit Prize during the Nit event organized by CataloniaBio&HealthTech. AstraZeneca was recognized for establishing its global hub in Barcelona, while Wivi Vision’s achievements in developing an AI-based visual cognitive evaluation system were acknowledged. The meeting washeld at the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona.




Awards to the biomedicine and health sector in Catalonia. The British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the Spanish company specialized in the evaluation and treatment of visual dysfunctions Wivi Vision have been awarded this March 11th with the Bioèxit Prize during the celebration of the Nit, the annual event organized by CataloniaBio&HealthTech, an association of the health sector. biomedicine and health in Catalonia.

On this occasion, the award, collected by AstraZeneca’s director of corporate affairs and market access, Marta Moreno, recognizes how significant it has been for the sector and for the city that the pharmaceutical company located its global hub in Barcelona to accelerate the arrival of the new generation of treatments in the five therapeutic areas in which it works: oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular, renal and metabolism, respiratory and immunology, and vaccines and immunotherapies.

Wivin Vision, for its part, stands out for its business achievements in the last year. The company has developed a system that combines artificial intelligence and big data to provide a complete visual cognitive evaluation and training of visual dysfunctions through 3D video games. The executive director and co-founder of the company, Eva García Ramos, was in charge of collecting the award.

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AstraZeneca and Wivi Vision have achieved recognition from the biomedicine and health sector in Catalonia

The meeting during which AstraZeneca was awarded, was held at the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona, ​​and brought together more than three hundred attendees including Catalan and Spanish government authorities, entrepreneurs, executives, researchers, partners of the organizing entity and prominent figures in the sector.

It has also had the interventions of the general director of Industrial Strategy and SMEs of the Ministry of Industry, Jordi García, the professor of the University of Lleida (UdL), the International University of Catalonia (UIC) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF ), Marta Trapero; the first vice president of the organizing entity, Joan Puig; and the Minister of Health, Manel Balcells.

CataloniaBio was created in March 2006 with the aim of grouping Catalan companies in the field of biotechnology and health sciences under the same umbrella. The merger with HealthTech in 2018 boosted the platform to currently exceed 225 associates . CataloniaBio&HealthTech has played a key role in positioning Barcelona and Catalonia as the second best European location for investment in biotechnology and health.


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