ReadyCell board of directors is composed by executive staff from Leitat including top managers and scientific professionals with a long experience in the field. In addition, the board is supported by legal experts providing support in the daily business operations.
In addition to this organism, a group of experienced professionals form the executive management team of the company. They follow the daily operations of ReadyCell in terms business development and research and development activities.
Gerard Palau, Phd
Business Development & Operations Director
Dr. Palau joined ReadyCell in 2016, and he’s become the responsible of Business Development and manager of the daily operations of the company. He holds a PhD in Chemical Sciences from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, obtaining a +6 years of technical and project management experience in R&D departments, with main investigation projects focused on chemical transformations for the biomedical/biological sectors, working in Spain, UK and Germany. Along these years, he has also developed commercial and management expertise in the pharmaceutical and research industry, and experience in active project presentations in international environments.
Business Development Manager
Naiara joined ReadyCell in 2018. She is responsible of taking care of the business development activities of Readycell enhancing market research, evaluation and management of potential clients covering National and International markets within the ADME-Tox segment. Her responsability includes also the coordination of the daily business with the Director of Business Development in order to syncronize the activity with the R&D and Production Departments. Naiara is a licensed Biotechnologist experienced in sciences with a clinical research background by the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute. She has also developed a 4-year track working in the International Business Development within the Healthcare Industry through the experience of a business develoment position at trifermedCBDO, a specialised company that provides services of Business Development to different stakeholders in the science health industry.
María Ángeles Vázquez-Sánchez, Phd
Head of R&D
Dr. Vázquez joined ReadyCell in 2017 and she is focusing on developing in vitro tools for ADME-tox research, by generating and validating ready-to-use cell-based models to test xenobiotics transport across physiological barriers. She is also responsible of the technical support by handling customer inquiries. She holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from University of Barcelona and a B.Sc. in Biology from University of Málaga. During her Ph.D. at Vall d’Hebron Hospital (Barcelona, Spain), she was studying new biomarkers associated to cancer. After finish her Ph.D., she spent 6 years in LEITAT Technological Center as a Senior Scientist and Project Leader. As part of the R&D team, she performed services for third parties, addressed to study drug metabolism and toxicity. She was focused as well in developing in vitro models for ADME-tox research.