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Mercè Amat, Head of Research Mercè Amat – Head of Research and Product Development
Ms. Amat has a degree in Biology and a doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Barcelona and has professional experience in both the biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors. Her doctoral thesis, undertaken at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau (Barcelona), aimed to identify inflammatory biomarkers. For eight years she was head of biological projects in the therapeutic respiratory and arthritis areas at Almirall. She has also worked as a pre-clinical pharmacology advisor in drafting reports for registration and is an expert in inflammatory markers and animal pathology models. She joined Archivel Farma as Head of Research and Product Development in January 2008.



Judit Amposta, Technical Director and Head of Quality Assurance Judit Amposta – Technical Director and Head of Quality Assurance
Judit Amposta holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona, a Master's in the Pharmaceutical and Parapharmaceutical Industry (CESIF) and post-graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Patents and Registers (University of Barcelona).
Judit Amposta i Ribas has held posts in the Quality Assurance Department at Alcon and Merck Farma i Química. She is a member of the Spanish Association of Industrial Pharmacists (AEFI) where she plays an active role in various task forces on quality. She is also Co-Director of the postgraduate course in Quality Systems in Pharmaceutical Research and Industry in IL3 (Institute for Life Long Learning).
She joined the Archivel Farma project as Head of Quality Assurance to prepare the company for obtaining the authorization as pharmaceutical laboratory of the new pilot plant in Badalona.In 2009 she became the Qualified Person.
Her incorporation has contributed to implement a Quality Management System focused in the biotechnological medicines in clinical research phase and based in the ICHQ10 Guidelines.
Beatriz Iribarren Acedo, Head of Production Beatriz Iribarren Acedo – Head of Production
Beatriz Iribarren has a degree in Biotechnology & Biochemicals from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Postgraduate course in Quality Systems in Pharmaceutical Research and Industry in IL3 (Institute for Life Long Learning). She joined Archivel Farma in 2006. In 2010 she assumes the position of Head of Production to manage the clean rooms of the pilot plant of Archivel Farma and the Biosecurity Level 3 Laboratory (BSL-3). She has contributed to the implementation of the Pharmaceutical Quality System for a sterile biological product and to its integration with existing biosafety regulations. Since 2006, he has lived all stages of the clinical development of RUTI ®.