Being global first reference in preservation and transport of organs and biological products with high impact revolutionary solutions.
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TRANSPLANT BIOMEDICALS is a European company based in Barcelona aimed to become an international leader in the field of organ, tissue and cell preservation by providing innovative and breakthrough technologies that improve patient outcomes while delivering value to our shareholders and communities.
Through a science-based approach, in collaboration with healthcare professionals, we provide a new generation of innovative and efficient medical technologies engineered to enhance the preservation of biological materials with the purpose of improving patient outcomes and the care provided by their caregivers.
Our values are at the basis of all our organizations actions
- Improving patient outcomes
- Building trust and commitment among caregivers and stakeholders
- Operating in an open, enabling and creative entrepreneurial atmosphere
- Delivering technologically advanced, high-quality, accessible and sustainable range of products
Vivian® for organ transplantation
The company is at the end-stage of the development of VIVIAN®, a new generation disposable organ preservation device for kidney and available for hospital use. Further applications for liver and heart are at early stages. The device integrates the Hypothermic Ultrasound Preservation Technology (HUPT), a revolutionary proprietary and patented technology that leads to superior preservation of organs during ex-vivo conditions.
Current R&D status
After having successfully completed functional kidney and liver preclinical studies in both rat and pig models, the company has developed a fully functional clinical prototype.
A first in man safety and performance clinical study of VIVIAN® in kidney transplantation has completed patient enrolment. Thirty-day planned interim results are expected to be available by end of May 2019 and complete 1-year results in 1Q2020. CE mark and ISO 13485 certificates have already been obtained.
Additional pipeline – Cell and tissue preservation
Nowadays, the transportation of cells is done using isothermal boxes or cooling boxes, similar to the picnic cooling boxes used in the organ transportation. The cells can be transported in isothermal conditions (whenever the type of cell allows it and the distance is short) or cryopreserved (in temperature of -40ºC). However, both methods can result in a significant loss of cell viability and/or function.
“At Transplant Biomedicals team we are excited to solve the most ambitious challenges of health professionals and, therefore, we transform scientific and technological knowledge into products that contribute to the improvement of people’s health”
Joan Salgado – Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Joan Salgado
20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in project management roles ranging from R&D to commercialization of new drugs at worldwide level. In the last 12 years, his focus has been on innovative Medical Device development and commercialization. Seven years of experience in academic research.
Dra. Carmen Peralta
Dr. Peralta is co-founder of Transplant Biomedicals. She is Senior Group Leader at IDIBAPS. Her expertise focuses in pharmacological and surgical strategies aimed at reducing hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury associated with hepatic resections and liver transplantation.
Miguel Ángel Gómez Esteve
Mr. Miguel Ángel Gómez has more than 25 years of experience in the development of medical devices in management positions in I&D, quality, regulation and following production.
Jordi Petit, MBA
Mr. Petit has worked during more than 25 years in different financial directive positions in both multinational and start-ups of recent creation in the life science sector.anto en empresas multinacionales como start-ups de reciente creación del ámbito biomédico.
Ms. Montse Gutiérrez has an extensive knowledge in Quality and Regulatory Affairs in Medical Device due to over more than 12 years of experience in a Notified Body as Auditor and Technical Director and during the last 5 years in the electromedicine, cosmetic and dental industry.
Board of Directors
Joaquin Sanz Berrioategortua
Giacomo de Simone
Dra. Carmen Peralta
Scientific and Strategic Advisors
Dra. Blanca Miranda
Dr. Enrique Castellón
Sr. Raj Airey
Dr. Cesar Escrig
June 28th 2019
TRANSPLANT BIOMEDICALS awarded at the 2019 IED Design Awards for Best Entrepreneurship Proposal in the Management category. More information
June 12th 2019
Transplant Biomedicals announces positive interim results of the first in human clinical study VIVIAN® device kidney transplantation (the EMERGE study). More Information
April 12th 2019
Transplant Biomedicals announces completion of patient enrolment in emerge trial: a first in human clinical study of VIVIAN® device in kidney transplantation. More information
January 2th 2017
Transplant Biomedicals closes €2.5M in Series A financing by Caixa Capital Risc and Kereon Partners. More information
November 11th 2016
Transplant Biomedicals raises €1.5M. More information.
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