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AcexHealth, the support and mentoring program promoted by the University of Granada, the Health Technology Park, the Andalusian Government and the Granada Chamber of Commerce, will award the four best Andalusian companies in the health sector (Biotech, Pharma, MedTech or Digital Health). The winners will be chosen among the ten participating companies in the 2nd edition of AcexHealth and will be eligible for an exclusive funding package, as well as a cash prize and the possibility of participating in a business mission to Boston to visit one of the most important innovation hubs in the world.

The AcexHealth Awards were presented today at a ceremony held at the PTS Foundation headquarters. The Andalusian Regional Secretary for Research and Innovation, Pablo Cortés; the manager director of the Progress and Health Foundation, Gonzalo Balbontín, and the member of the Granada Chamber of Commerce, José Francisco Muñoz, have attended the event.

After the success of the first edition, the AcexHealth business acceleration program has positioned itself in this second edition as a consolidated and attractive program for companies in the health sector. In this sense, dozens of companies from all over Andalusia have chosen to be part of this second edition. The success achieved by AcexHealth in its first edition has also managed to attract important national and international companies as sponsors, such as Bidafarma, Adamed, Vircell, Vithas and Covirán.

The event held today served as the starting point for the process of accompanying and mentoring the 10 selected companies, which will last from September to February 2023. The so-called AcexHealth Kick-Off Day, which has been carried out today’s, was the first contact between the companies selected in this 2nd edition and the mentors who are going to help them accelerate each of the projects.

Andalusia records about 14.4% of all Biotech companies and is configured as the third region of biotechnological activity in Spain, with more than 110 companies in the sector.

Click this link for further information about the companies and research projects selected to be part of this 2nd edition of AcexHealth.

AcexHealth Sponsors

Adamed Pharma is a Polish pharmaceutical and biotechnology company manufacturing over 500 products offered to patients in almost 80 countries around the world. The company owns two production plants in Poland, as well as one in Vietnam. For more than 20 years the company has been carrying out innovative R&D work. The company’s intellectual property is protected by over 200 patents in most countries of the world. 

Bidafarma is a wide-range medicines wholesale distribution cooperative, with national presence, with 100% pharmaceutical capital. They currently lead the pharmaceutical distribution sector in Andalusia, Extremadura and Galicia, with more than 8,000 pharmacies served and 40,000 references (pharmaceutical specialties, parapharmacy and other health items) in all the stores they have distributed throughout the territory Spanish.

Vircell is a biotechnology company specialized in the development and production of ready-to-use reagents for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in humans using different techniques, ranging from traditional cell culture to the most innovative developments in molecular biology. The success of its international projection translates into the export of its products to 90 countries on five continents.

The Vithas group is made up of 19 hospitals and 31 medical and assistance centres, distributed in 13 provinces. The 11,300 professionals that make up Vithas have made it one of the leaders in Spanish healthcare. Belonging to the Goodgrower group, Vithas bases its corporate strategy on accredited healthcare quality, patient experience, research and innovation, and social and environmental commitment.Covirán is a cooperative of retailers dedicated to food distribution and one of the most important companies in the Spanish and Portuguese social economy. A company from Granada that began its activity in 1961 and has become a benchmark in its sector in the geographical areas where it is present, with more than 2,856 supermarkets