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Josep Prous

Prous Science, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Prous, Jr. is Executive Vice President of Prous Science, a leading knowledge Company, in the health and pharmaceutical sciences. Established in 1958, the company is internationally renowned for its accurate and high quality publications and services in drug R&D and
clinical medicine.

A regular contributor to the journals of medicinal chemistry published by Prous Science, Dr. Prous, Jr. is instrumental in establishing contacts between editorial committees and opinion leaders in science and medicine.

In addition to his commitment to Prous Science, Dr. Prous, Jr. is Vice President of the Prous Institute for Biomedical Research, a new research organization focused an data integration and data mining methods which stimulate hypotheses and translate new ideas into therapeutic agents through experimental verification. The Institute has a vision for innovation, clearly identifying the research areas in which new ideas and approaches can be pursued and has initiated different partnerships with leading agencies, academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

For the last fifteen years, Dr. Prous, Jr. has been directly responsible for the company's scientific and technological applications, including the design of new information systems, the development of electronic publications and the creation of online continuing education services for the medical community. A skilled corporate development leader, Dr. Prous, Jr. has established extensive partnerships with leading entities in the scientific information technologies sector.

During his career, Dr. Prous, Jr. directed the internationalization of his company by opening multiple subsidiaries and establishing strategic alliances with more than 30 distributors worldwide. These efforts have created new markets in more than 70 countries.

A regular contributor to the journals of medicinal chemistry published by Prous Science, Dr. Prous, Jr. is instrumental in establishing contacts between editorial committees and opinion leaders in science and medicine.

In addition to his commitment to Prous Science, Dr. Prous, Jr. is Vice President of the Prous Institute for Biomedical Research, a new research organization focused an data integration and data mining methods which stimulate hypotheses and translate new ideas into
therapeutic agents through experimental verification. The Institute has a vision for innovation, clearly identifying the research areas in which new ideas and approaches can be pursued and has initiated different partnerships with leading agencies, academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Prous Jr.'s academic endeavors have paralleled his professional activity. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, he completed his doctoral thesis, spearheading a medicinal chemistry project for the discovery of new drugs for
Alzheimer's disease. To further expand his capabilities and complement his scientific background, Dr. Prous, Jr. has pursued postgraduate studies that include an MBA from ESADE and other courses and seminars an an international level.

Contributions

Knowledge-Based Drug R&D Productivity Maximisation (ICIC 2007 - The Meeting)