Aglaris Team

Our team emerged from a research group with great knowledge on bioreactors, surface treatments and cell therapies. Experience, innovation and knowledge are words that define our team members:

David Horna

Co-Founder Associate

Miquel Costa

Co-Founder Associate

Manuel Ángel González de la Peña

Co-Founder Associate

Meet our Board of Directors team

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Mission and Vision

At Aglaris we envision a world in which personalised medicine, regenerative medicine and cell therapies are the tools that propel the field of general medicine towards achieving new goals like finding the cure for illnesses which, to date, have been incurable.

Our mission is to change the current cell culture process by completely automating all cell culture steps.

What we do

Aglaris stems from a collaboration between researchers at two leading research institutions in Barcelona and Madrid.

The use of cells and tissues is increasingly common in research in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. The uses for this type of biological material are very diverse, ranging from tissue engineering (manufacture living tissue), cell therapy (the treatment of diseases using cells as a drug), or drug development and testing. The processes for cell culture have evolved very little since the 1950s, and therefore have drawbacks which have made their evolution even slower than expected.

Current cell culture is very manual with all the disadvantages this entails: a high cost, contaminations, poor repeatability between batches, etc. Seeing the need to solve these problems, Aglaris has designed and patented a fully-automated  cell culture system.

To meet the needs of cell therapies, cell production needs to be more affordable and technically competitive. The current culture techniques are complex, labour-intensive, and require highly-specialised technicians. To solve these drawbacks, Aglaris is developing a fully-automated cell culture bioreactor.