‘I got my PhD in Biology from the University of the Basque Country. After graduating, I worked in France, Portugal and Argentina. Then I carried out several research projects until I began working in the field of biotechnology, not as a researcher but in managerial positions.
’The firm OWL Genomics was established in 2002 in Madrid. In 2004, it moved to the Bizkaia Science and Technology Park because it featured facilities and opportunities that were of great importance to our sector, that is, biotechnology. A number of companies specialising in biotechnology were established together with cooperative research centres, and the Government and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia were implementing policies to facilitate the establishment of such companies and the recruitment of qualified staff.
’Thanks to Bizkaia Talent we recruited someone from Manchester, England, who had the qualifications we were looking for. Our market is a global one, from the perspective of both our products and the staff in our organisations. For this reason, the aid provided by Bizkaia Talent is of so much merit.’
Azucena Castro: Director at OWL Genomics