Mercedes Vila Juárez
Mercedes Vila, a Materials Physicist with a PhD in Materials Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid-CSIC with more than 15 years expertise on the study of biomaterials and cell-materials interactions. Her academic research has been always focused on Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine. She was awarded with the LÓREAL-UNESCO Award "For Women in Science" in 2010, and she has been granted with three Individual Marie-Slodowska Curie Actions from the European Commission along her researcher career. She co-founded BioTech Foods in February 2017 where she leads the technological development of the company as CTO. BioTech Foods is one of the early entrants in the Cultivated Meat field. BioTech Foods has been awarded with two major projects in industry driven consortiums, an FTI action from the European Commission (H2020) to speed up their scaling up and an a project funded by the Spanish government (CDTi) for researching on the health claims of cultivated meat.