Doctor in Molecular Biology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Master in Management (IE Business School) with extensive experience in basic research and industry in the cell and gene therapy field.
Juan developed his doctoral thesis at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) in Madrid, where he specialized in the study of genomic stability of stem cells for their clinical use.
Later on, Juan joined a spin-off of Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO) in Madrid, where he worked as a senior scientist and R&D manager. During these years, Juan led the development, scaling-up and validation of novel analytical methods for their clinical application and B2B models. During the same period, Juan participated in obtaining CLIA and ISO15189 certificates for the implementation of analytical assays as diagnostic tests.
Before joining VIVEbiotech, Juan worked at Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTC) in the UK, where he specialized in the development and automation of new methods for the characterization of gene therapy products. During this period, Juan gained strong experience in the implementation of quality control procedures, sample traceability and improving data integrity through the use of LIMS systems.
Juan is the Head of Quality Control at VIVEbiotech.