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 About us

Company

Progenie molecular  is a biomedical company specialized in molecular diagnostics. We use the latest biotechnology to perform the following activities:

- Molecular diagnostic tests and genetic identification.
- Products for in vitro diagnostics and research

For this purpose the company is organized in two specialized units that act independently.

Objectives

Progenie molecular aims to develop and implement innovative solutions for the diagnosis, prevention and monitoring of diseases.

Our desire is to help those who are affected by a disease and the health professionals in clinical decision-making, while providing technological development to our society and helping our conuntry to be among the vanguard.

To do this we rely on innovation, professionalism, quality and desire for improvement... always focused on the most important: people's health.

Staff

The company is headed by Diego Arroyo. Diego is a molecular biologist with extensive experience in the biomedical sector. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

 Diego began his scientific career at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), where he conducted research work for six years in the Molecular Genetics Dept. of the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona. He continued his scientific career at the retrovirus laboratory of the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol (Can Ruti) of Badalona. Afterwards he directed for two years the molecular biology laboratory of an important laoratory of special techniques.

 After these scientific and professional stages, he founded Progenie molecular in 2003, with the aim of reflecting all the accumulated experience on a centre specialized in molecular diagnostics.
He is currently the president of the Spanish Society of Molecular Diagnostics (SEDM). He is a MA Health Technologies professor at the University Complutense of Madrid.

Laura Ruiz is a biologist and has a PhD in Biochemistry and
Molecular biology
by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM).

Laura began her scientific career with an internship at the Department of Cytology and Histology of the UAM. She worked as a researcher at the Molecular Genetics Unit of the Ramon y Cajal Hospital in Madrid for 6 years until the end of her thesis in 2012 at the UAM's Faculty of Medicine's Department of Biochemistry.

Laura is member of the Spanish Association of Human Genetics (AEGH), the Spanish Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (SEIMC) and the Spanish Society of Molecular Diagnostics (SEDM). Since 2015 she leads the R & D Department of Progenie molecular and she currently holds the technical direction of the company.

Facilities

Progenie molecular has its modern facilities in an exclusive building of 600 m2, of which nearly 200 m2 are dedicated to a laboratory equipped with the latest equipment to carry out the most modern techniques of molecular diagnosis and genetic identification.

We are in the city of Valencia, close to the Hospital 9 de Octubre and the Bioparc, in an environment with numerous centers of the health sector.

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Quality Management Systems

Progenie molecular has two certified quality systems: ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2013 covering the following activities:


  • Clinical diagnostics service in the areas of genetics, virology, serology, molecular microbiology and genetic identification.


  • Design, development, production and marketing of products for in vitro diagnostics, and scientific research based on molecular biology.

All technical work is verified by biological controls provided by independent organizations such as NIBSC (National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls), QCMD (Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics) and QNOSTICS.


The company participates in external quality exercises such as the quality exercice of the Spanish and Portuguese Group of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG-GHEP).

PYME innovadora seal

Progenie molecular has been recognized with the PYME innovadora seal. In this way, our intense research activity in the molecular diagnostic field is certified.

Authorizations

Progenie molecular is a company licensed by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) for the production of in vitro diagnostic reagents. 


Our products comply with European Directive 98/79/EC about in vitro diagnostics, and the Royal Decrees 1662/2000 and 1591/2009 that regulate the manufacture of medical devices in Spain.

Progenie molecular is a laboratory accredited for molecular diagnosis of genetic and infectious diseases (registration No. 5568-GV).



This authorization is required to process clinical samples and to issue a clinical report with the result.


As a registered laboratory, our facilities are subject to regulatory requirements and regular inspections carried out by health administrations. 


Progenie molecular complies with all legal requirements regarding fiscal and laboral matters, data protection, hazard prevention and control of occupational hazards and toxic waste management.

Associations

We belong to several professional and scientific associations:

Spanish Association of Human Genetics (AEGH)
European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)
Spanish Soc. Infectious Dis. and Clin. Micro. (SEIMC)
Spanish Society of Virology (SEV)
International Soc. Forensic Genetics (ISFG)
European Soc. Clin. Micro. and Infectious Dis. (ESCMID)
Spanish Society of Molecular Diagnostics (SEDM)
Spanish Assoc. Cervical Path. and Colposcopy (AEPCC)
Orphanet
European Directory Diagnostic DNA Labs (EDDNAL)
Hum-Molgen