The Team

Founded in 2020, through the acquisition of the Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development center from Esteve Pharmaceuticals S.A., Welab Barcelona is formed by experienced scientists with a proven track record across the entire drug discovery and development cycle, successfully translating new discoveries into clinical PoC. The team has an extensive network of past and present collaborations with universities, research centers, SMEs, and pharmaceutical companies, either through one-to-one collaborations or through both Spanish and European founded public-private partnerships. The leadership team is experienced in engaging with multiple regulatory authorities, including EMA, FDA, MHRA, BfArM, AEMPS, etc.

Academic Excellence and Research Dissemination

Our team boasts a diverse range of academic achievements, with 51% of our members holding PhDs. This academic diversity fosters a dynamic blend of expertise, enabling us to tackle complex challenges from multiple angles.

Our extensive list of publications and patents demonstrates our commitment to pushing the boundaries of pharmaceutical research and our contribution to the broader scientific community.

Guidance and Leadership in Drug Discovery and Development

We pride ourselves on being trusted guides on your drug discovery and development journey. Leveraging our collective experience, we offer strategic insights and leadership to navigate the intricacies of the pharmaceutical landscape.

Cutting-Edge Research and Timely Delivery

Our team possesses not only the scientific knowledge but also the technological capabilities required to conduct experiments with precision and efficiency. We adhere to the highest standards of quality, ensuring that our research is conducted in the most effective manner and delivered on time. In addition, some of our services a GLP-certified.

At Welab, we are dedicated to making a difference in the pharmaceutical industry. Join us on our quest to innovate, discover, and develop solutions that have the potential to transform lives.


Leadership Team

Silvia García

Toxicology Head


The R&D Site

Our R&D site is the largest integrated Drug Discovery Center in Spain, a first level infrastructure provided with cutting-edge equipment and technologies. Welab has 2,331 m2  dedicated space to research laboratories. It is located in the Science Park of Barcelona, one of the biggest innovation hubs in Spain. Moreover, the life sciences and healthcare ecosystem in Catalonia is one of the most active ones in southern Europe, according to the report “The life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia – 2021 BioRegion Report”.

Our commitment to sustainability and environmental care is at the core of our operations, so we take on every step to minimize our ecological footprint. In this respect:

    • We have implemented a closed water circuit for our lab evaporators, significantly reducing water consumption.
    • Our hoods are equipped with presence sensors, intelligently regulating energy usage, contributing to lower energy consumption.
    • Waste management is a top priority; we meticulously segregate solvents during disposal, enabling solvent recovery, thus reducing waste.
    • We have established a robust selective collection system for various waste types.
    • We have embraced a paperless environment and adopted electronic notebooks, significantly cutting down on paper and ink consumption.