Raquel Riera is Director of Moebio at Biocat (www.biocat.cat), the organization that coordinates and promotes the biotechnology, biomedicine and medical technology sector in Catalonia, from February 2006. She holds a Master in Business Administration for ESADE, as well as the 5-year combined undergraduate program. She has experience in developing projects in the healthcare sector for several types of clients, including insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers, among others. After more than 5 years doing specialized consultancy in life sciences in Antares Consulting and EY, she joined Biocat to manage projects related to Innovation and promotion of entrepreneurship in medical devices.
After her clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann, she worked on her own projct Lolliclean, a device for oral hygiene in kids with special needs. She is MOEBIO Senior Project Manager at Biocat.
Moebio Program Manager, Biocat (Barcelona)
Diana has a degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona, Post-graduate studies in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University Pompeu Fabra and studies with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Diana has had a successful career implementing and managing HR processes and also has built an impressive experience as a trainer, facilitator and coach. She works with Executives in Leadership development programs and helping organizations to align culture and strategy. She is Senior Manager with AISGROUP. In this role she manages client projects and delivers training, facilitates team sessions and does executive coaching.
Luis Soenksen is an entrepreneur, professor and researcher focused on incubating appropriate medical technologies for the global market. Currently he is Medtech Entrepreneur and Research Fellow at Massachusetts institute of Technology. Soenksen has extensive experience in the areas of medical product design, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, biological control and medical innovation. He specializes in the design of ultra low-tech devices with high public health impact, high-end embedded systems for medical applications, software development and need-driven solutions. His previous work has been translated into projects for personal navigation systems in blind patients, imaging post-processing tools for cardiac function, pulmonary embolism diagnosis, catheter design with biofilm control, POC diagnostics, breast cancer screening and wound healing. Luis Soenksen holds a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico City as well as an MSE in Bioengineering Innovation & Design from Johns Hopkins University.