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Initiatives in relation to COVID-19 by companies participating in an Invest in Spain program
Destina Genomics has requested European funding to develop a rapid and reliable test for the detection of COVID-19

The project will allow the company to increase its workforce from 10 to 25 in the Health Technology Park (PTS) in Granada
Initiatives in relation to COVID-19 by companies participating in an Invest in Spain program
Canvax Biotech is the only company in Spain that is prepared to produce the reagents necessary for the detection of COVID-19

Since mid-March, two Madrid hospitals have been using its reagents for PCR tests on their patients
Initiatives in relation to COVID-19 by companies participating in an Invest in Spain program
Knok Healthcare responded to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic by offering free video consultations in the primary healthcare sector

In 2017 it was selected by Rising Startup Spain, and the following year was named one of the most innovative projects by the magazine Wired

Initiatives in relation to COVID-19 by companies participating in an Invest in Spain program
Bial has donated climatized vans for delivering medicines from hospitals to patients' homes during the pandemic crisis

The Spanish subsidiary was created in 1998, and in 2011 it launched a new plant in Vizcaya with facilities for R&D

MSD Spain is in first place in clinical research activities for the company in Europe, and third worldwide
The pharmaceutical company MSD invests 76 million euros a year in R&D in Spain, where it has 1,330 employees

Ángel Fernández, CEO and general manager of MSD in Spain and Portugal
Yokogawa becomes reference shareholder of AlgaEnergy
An investment of €10 million in capital increase and contribution of technology and know-how
The US giant P&G has almost 1,200 employees in Spain, and women make up around 52% of its workforce
P&G invests almost 170 million euros a year in purchasing supplies from Spanish suppliers

Javier Solans, general manager of P&G in Spain and Portugal
SMP employs over 1,100 people at its five factories in Spain, and has another two through a joint venture with Celulosa Fabril (Cefa)
24% of SMP's global turnover and 14% of its profits proceed from its nine Spanish plants

Andreas Heuser, Chairman of SMP Europe and Americas
The French multinational has started out on its path towards the city centers. Madrid and Barcelona will each receive five million euros in investment
Leroy Merlin plans to invest 608 million euros and create 4,000 direct jobs through to 2021

Juan Sevillano, Development Director at Leroy Merlin Spain
The crowdfunding platform pioneers financing for health industry companies
Since 2015, it has raised €5.6 million and has helped finance over 15 companies

Daniel Oliver, CEO of Capital Cell
Present in Spain since 1963, it invests 8 million euros a year in its production plant
Lilly, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies, has discovered a medication for breast cancer at its complex in Alcobendas

Teresa Millán, Corporate Affairs Director

BioSequence retains its brand and continues to be a Spanish leader in precision oncology
BioSequence, the only center in Spain offering advanced genomic analysis for all types of cancer, has just joined the Belgian company OncoDNA
Adriana Terrádez, director of BioSequence for Spain, Portugal and Latin America
The German pharmaceutical company, which dates back to the 19th century, will manufacture three of its most famous products - including its emblematic Tiritas plasters - in Mataró.
Harmann invested €3 million in its Mataró factory in 2015, and will increase its headcount by 10% over three years.

Marc Pérez Pey, managing director of Hartmann Spain and regional vice-chairman

Lilly is once again supporting the factory in Alcobendas by transferring part of its US production
Lilly is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. May 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the company's operations in Spain
DestiNA receives €1.2 million in investment to develop a new diagnostic test for cancer and infectious diseases
ICEX-Invest in Spain supported the establishment of DestiNA in Spain through the Technology Fund
Becton Dickinson improves in the development of new drugs
The company has made significant investments in Spain, the location of its only European Technological Innovation Centre.
Celgene to open its first R&D and Innovation center outside the US
Celgene is currently among the top 5 bio-technology companies in the world.
Important Epidemiology and Prevalence Studies Carried out by Amgen in Spain
In Spain Amgen has a young team of 150 highly qualified professionals
The three Spanish research centers of Multinational Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline
GSK has 15,000 researchers working around the world
"At Becton Dickinson we develop innovative technology and solutions to enable people to live more healthy lives"
José Luis Gómez, General Director for Spain and Portugal of Becton Dickinson
"From Spain we can cover the needs of Southern Europe efficiently and with flexibility, which benefits all the countries in the region enormously"
Javier Mª González Tejera, Carestream Healht Manager for Iberia and Southern Europe
"The key to growth of biotechnology is making available the long term funding needed to cover the gap between R&D and successful applications"
Justin Barry, managing director of Midatech Biogune
"Because of our competitiveness a compendium of factors has made our plant in Asturias one of the corporation´s most attractive ones..."
Enrique Macián, Managing Director of DuPont in Asturias

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