He is a specialist in the Biotech Industry. Dr Buesa is BSc in Biology and got his PhD in Biochemistry (Molecular Biology) from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He was EU post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ghent in Belgium and later Senior Investigator at the Flemish Institute of Biotechnology (VIB). He has also taken the executive education programme (PADE) at the IESE Business School in Barcelona and several other additional educational programs in finances. In 2000, he founded Oryzon, where, since inception, he has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Under his leadership the company has got +65M € in several equity funding rounds +70 M € in non dilutive funds. After a transforming partnering deal of +$500 M with Roche in 2014, Dr Buesa leaded Oryzon to become a public company in 2015 in the Madrid Main Stock exchange. Through this listing in the Spanish market, the company secured $36M in the period, (€16,5M ($19M) in equity complemented with €15.5M debt ($17M)). In 2016, Oryzon was selected as one of the 3 Finalists in healthcare for the 7th Annual Most Innovative EU Biotech SME Award, a contest that congregated 41 companies from 13 European countries. In 1Q2017 he led a successful 18.2M€ Pipes ($20m) offering that included institutional investors specialized in healthcare and life sciences from the US, Spain and rest of Europe, In 2018 he led an additional 13M€ Pipe further reinforcing and diversifying the Company’s shareholder base.
The company has evolved from being a Genomics R&D oriented company in its early days to a clinical stage biopharma company highly specialized in epigenetics. With a strong focus on one of the most promising targets of the field, the histone demethylase LSD1, the two most advanced molecules Iadademstat and Vafidemstat are being explored currently in five Phase IIA trials in Oncology and in CNS respectively. These, and the rest of its pipeline, place today Oryzon at the forefront of the global Epigenetics space.