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UDX is an innovative biomedicine company focused on early detection of cancer
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About Us

UDX is an innovative biomedicine company focused on
early detection of cancer using leading edge technologies.

Our vision

To make cancer a curable

disease by detecting it early.

See Why UDX

Our first product

A simple, non invasive, accurate and

inexpensive blood-based screening test to detect

colorectal cancer and adenoma, allowing early

detection and cancer prevention.

See Solution.

Investment

 

UDX raised +8,5M€ investment from public funds and international private investors, who strongly support our vision.

Award Winner

 

UDX holds the award to the “Most Disruptive Healthcare Start-up” at 2015 Singularity Unversity Exponential Medicine Conference.

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Collaborations

 

UDX has established an international network of alliances and collaborations with leading technological and medical institutions.

See Alliances.

Location

 

UDX headquarters, R&D center and laboratory are located in the Center for Technological Research and Innovation of the University of Seville, Spain.

HISTORY

historia

UDX has an international team of scientists and tech entrepreneurs
inspired by its mission to positively impact humanity.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Founder and CEO of the first high-tech venture accelerator in Southern Europe. Launched +100 high-tech start-ups. MBA from MIT (USA), BS in Industrial Engineering from University of Seville (Spain). Graduated in Exponential Technologies at NASA-Singularity University (USA).

JUAN MARTÍNEZ-BAREA

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO of the genetic analysis company GenePlanet. Winner of MIT international genetics competition (iGem). BS and Master in Biotechnology. Graduated in Exponential Technologies at NASA-Singularity University (USA).

MARCO BITENC

Founder and CTO

+10 years of experience in Life Science. Member of BCG’s leadership team in Operations. MBA from INSEAD and Executive Program on Emerging Technologies at NASA-Singularity University (USA).

CHRISTIAN HENSE

COO

Co-founder and Chairman of Bio-Oils, renewable energy. Co-founder and CEO of Jazztel telecom, listed in Nasdaq and Madrid. CEO of Optimus and Airtel (2nd & 3rd mobile operators in Portugal and Spain respectively). BS in Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid. MBA from INSEAD.

ANTONIO CARRO

Executive Director

R&D TEAM

+5 years of experience in Cancer Biology, Biochemistry and Clinical Method Development. MSc in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry and Biotechnology) & BSc in Gene Technology, Tallin University of Technology (Estonia).

KRISTI KRUUSMAA

Head of Research

10 years of experience in AI Project Management. Diploma of Advanced Studies in AI, University of Seville (Spain). BS in Computer Science Engineering from University of Alicante (Spain).

ANTONIO ADSUAR

Data Science Manager

+9 years of experience in R&D of analytical methods based on metabolomics and MS in Spain and Germany. PhD in Chemical Sciences and BS in Chemistry by Jaume I University, Castellon (Spain).

ROSA ARGAMASILLA

Researcher

+6 years of experience in R&D in different diagnostic areas. MS in Advanced Biotechnology by University of Malaga (Spain). BS in Biotechnology by Pablo de Olavide University (Spain).

PATRICIA RODRÍGUEZ

Researcher

+9 years of experience in Chemistry in Spain and UK. PhD in Pharmacy by University of Seville (Spain). BS in Food Science and Technology, University of Granada (Spain) and BS in Pharmacy, University of Seville (Spain).

ROSA M. DELGADO

Researcher

7 years of experience in R&D of analytical methods based on metabolomics and MS. PhD in Analytical Chemistry by University of Cordoba (Spain). Master and BA in Chemistry by University of Cordoba (Spain).

ANGELA PERALBO

Researcher

OPERATIONS TEAM

+10 years’ experience in Management Consulting and Venture Capital for start-ups. Executive MBA, I.I. San Telmo Business School (Spain). Entrepreneurship Program by MIT (USA). BA in Business Administration, Univ. of North Florida (USA).

ÁLVARO LEIVA

Operation Manager

8 years of experience as lead CRA in clinical trials for different CROs. MS in Clinical Research Monitoring, Clinical Trials from University of Barcelona (Spain). BS in Pharmacy from University of Seville (Spain).

JUAN MELLADO

Clinical Project Manager

+9 years of experience in Sales & Project Management. BA in Economics, University of Seville (Spain). Executive Program “Building competitive advantage in the global market” at Harvard Business School (USA).

CRISTOBAL BAREA

Clinical Project Manager

9 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs for IVD/MD and Quality Assurance in Spain and the US. MA in QMS and Internal Auditing, EQF. MA in OSH, IMAFE. BA in Tourism Business Management, University of Birmingham (UK).

INMA GARCÍA

RA and Project Manager

10 years’ experience in Quality Assurance and OSH. 7 years´ experience in Regulatory Affairs (IVD). MA in R&D&I Business Management, University of Granada (Spain). MA in QMS & OSH, CEJ Granada (Spain). BS in Chemistry by the University of Granada (Spain).

ALEJANDRO MARTÍN

QA/RA Specialist

3 years of experience in financial auditing for one of the big four and managing financial statements in Spain and Canada. BA in Business Management, University of Seville (Spain).

CANDELA PIZARRO

Financial Controller

LABORATORY TEAM

+10 years’ experience in MS & metabolomics research areas. PhD in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, MS in QUIMILASER: Lasers and Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry and BS in Environmental Sciences, University Pablo de Olavide (Spain).

PAOLA HURTADO

Lab Manager

+5 years’ experience in development and validation of analytical methods by HPLCMS/MS in Spain and the Netherlands. MA in Quality Assurance and Environmental Management and BS in Chemistry, University of Murcia (Spain).

PURI MORCILLO

Lab Project Manager

3 years of experience in sample preparation and analysis. Master in Food Processing Industry, University of Cordoba (Spain) and BA in Biotechnology, University Pablo de Olavide (Spain).

ANA LORA

Lab Technician

2 years of experience in sample preparation and analysis. BS in Environmental Sciences by University Pablo de Olavide (Spain). Analysis and Quality Control Technician I.E.S. Politécnico (Spain).

CAROLINA LÉRIDA

Lab Technician

2 years of experience in sample preparation and analysis. Lab Technician Professional Training by IES Politécnico (Spain).

ANDREA BARROSO

Lab Technician