THE TEAM

PIERGIORGIO PELASSA

Chairman of the Board

Entrepreneur and founder of several companies. For 30 years, he has invested in many fields including IT, automotive, music rights & consultancy. In the last 12 years, he has focused on angel investing in 3 fields of Nanotechnology: photovoltaics, graphene, and nano medicine.

ROBERT PITTMAN

Chief Executive Officer

Entrepreneur and founder of several companies across fields guiding them through seed round and into series A.  Bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Columbia University.

AURORA CONILL

Chief Operating Officer

Studied biochemistry at the Universitat Autònomade Barcelona (UAB). Obtained a MSc in R&D of drugs at the Universidad de Navarra. Worked as project manager in clinical and preclinical research in R&D department of several pharmaceutical companies including Bayer, Novartis & Grupo Ferrer S.A.. Since 2012 she is working as Nanonica's project manager performing the project management tasks of several nanotechnology projects including Aurocis where she is the Chief Operating Officer.

JOAN COMENGE

Chief Science Officer

Studied chemistry & biochemistry at the Universitatde Barcelona (UB). Obtained his MSc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Universitat Autònomade Barcelona (UAB). Spent 5 years working in the Inorganic Nanoparticles lab led by Prof. Victor F. Puntesat at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN2) where he obtained his PhD in biomedicine. Research carried out during his PhD was focused on the use of gold nanoparticles as drug delivery agents. He also performed a part of his research in the Radiation Biology group led by Prof. Kevin Priseat the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (Belfast, UK). He then moved to a postdoctoral fellow position at the University of Liverpool (UK), where he led a EU Marie Curie-Sklodowska grant focused on using nanoparticles for in vivo tracking of stem cells. During this 4 year period, he worked in the labs of Dr. Raphaël Lévy and Prof. Mathias Brustand. He was actively involved in the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform.

 

©2019 by Aurocis