Management team

Juan Francisco Arquero

Managing Partner, General Manager and Head of Sales

Juan Francisco leads our sales team and directs all administrative matters of our company.

He received a degree in telecommunication engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He was Head of Business Development for Domotics at Telefónica España S.A. for several years. After this experience he founded and cofounded several SMEs and business initiatives.

Juan Francisco is fluent in Spanish and English.

Gernot Schlögl

Managing Partner, Director of Business development and Head of Operations

Gernot directs all our operational activities and develops our business strategy.

He is a physicist by training and studied in Vienna, Pisa, Madrid and Tokyo. He has more than 15 years of international working experience both as a production manager in the automotive industry with Robert Bosch as well as top management consultant as a Partner at McKinsey&Company.

Gernot is fluent in German, English, Spanish and Italian.


Francisco Javier Sanza

Technical Director

Javier is our end-to-end responsible for all matters regarding technology across disciplines.

He received his Ph.D. from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2015) after completing an IT engineering degree, a M.Sc. in Photonics and an M.Eng. in Laser Technology. His expertise is centered on micro and nano-fabrication, characterization of optical biosensors and optical platforms for in-vitro diagnostics.

Javier is fluent in Spanish and English, and has conversational ability in German.

Yolanda Ramírez

Solutions and Services

Yolanda is our go-to person when it comes to our client offerings and screening services.

She holds a chemical engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and expanded her studies at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. She currently pursues a Ph.D. in parallel to her responsibilities at BiOD.

Yolanda is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Cristina Roldán

Institutional Relations

Next to all matters related to research cooperations and grants, Cristina is also responsible for administrative execution.

She is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). After more than 10 years of experience in the technical department of an electrical and telecommunication installations company, she joined BiOD as one of our first employees.

Cristina is fluent in Spanish and English.

Manuel Vicente

Mechanical Engineering

Manuel is our “fixer” and mechanical problem solver. He is responsible for the assembly and maintenance of our devices.

He is an Industrial Engineer from the National Distance Education University (UNED), specialized in Mechanics. He began as a trainee in BIOD in 2014, and has extensive experience in 3D printing, fluid mechanics and structural analysis.

Manuel is fluent in Spanish and has conversation ability in English.

Scientific Advisor

Miguel Holgado

Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Miguel is a co-founder of BiOD and the brain behind most of its break-throughs.

He is still very closely involved in many of our activities through his research group of Optics, Photonics and Bio-Photonics which is our strategic R&D partner.

Miguel is fluent in Spanish and English.

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