Joan is a biotech entrepreneur with 15+ years of management experience in various organizations, as CEO, Non-Executive Director, President, or Chairman. Joan is CEO And co-founder at Sanifit, where he raised over €140M in equity and debt financing, established trans-Atlantic operations, and led its sale to Vifor Pharma in 2021 for €375M + sales milestones. Pioneered the international development of Sanifit’s lead candidate, SNF472, from academia to its clinical evaluation in patients on dialysis suffering from calciphylaxis and peripheral arterial disease.
Joan is Chairman of the Board at CIRCE Crystal Engineering, President of the Balearic Cluster of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, and Vice-Dean at the Official College of Chemists in the Balearic Islands, Spain. Joan consults or has served as a consultant, board member, or chairman for other life-sciences start-up companies, including Numat Medtech.
He is co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed international publications, 90+ communications and posters in international congresses, co-inventor of 16 international patents, and has participated in over 50 research projects.
Joan holds an MSc in Chemistry with first-class honors and earned his PhD from the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, where he teaches Analytical and Clinical Chemistry as an Associate Professor.