We combine our team’s know-howwith proprietary technology todeliver better biocatalysts

Who we are

ZYMVOL assists industries with biocatalyst discovery and optimization through computer-driven innovation.

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Innovation only becomes possible when multidisciplinary teams work together.

Meet the team

ZYMVOL BIOMODELING SL is a biotech company based in Barcelona, Spain, and specialized in the design, development and application of molecular modeling software to enzyme discovery and optimization.

Founded in 2017 by the 3 co-founders and still privately owned, the company has grown into a multidisciplinary team of highly specialized experts with a strong track record in successful enzyme engineering, discovery and development. Today, we work with clients from 10 different countries worldwide and have successfully run a wide variety of industrial projects.

ZYMVOL is deeply embedded in the international scientific community and actively participates in various top tier research projects.

ZYMVOL’s goal is to make high-performing enzymes accessible to any company in need of biocatalysts. Our clients include companies in sectors such as Chemical, Pharma, Food & Beverage, Biotech service providers, Generics, Flavor & Fragrances and Animal Feed.

ZYMVOL is founded in Barcelona, Spain.

May 2017

ZYMEVOLVER1.0 is launched to provide custom enzyme design

October 2017

ZYMVOL reaches breakeven.

December 2018

B-LigZymes Grant (3,9M€)

February 2019

NEOTEC Grant (200k€) and SMARTBOX Grant (970k€)

May 2019

SME Phase II Grant (1.3M€)

October 2019

ZYMVOL's first proprietary enzyme

February 2020

European Commission awards Maria Fátima Lucas with Women Innovators Prize

September 2020

ZYMVOL and Gecco Biotech launch a joint venture: OXYCO, The Enzyme Factory

December 2022

ZYMVOL lands €1.3M in seed funding from Elaia Partners

February 2023

Board of Directors

Maria Fátima Lucas

CEO, Founder & Board Member

Scientist & entrepreneur. +20 years experience in computer-guided enzyme development. 2020 EU Women Innovators prize recipient

Edouard Rozan

Corporate Development & Board Member

Innovation Executive with +25 years experience creating new business in global companies as well as founding startups

Pierre Monsan

Board Member

CEO-CSO of Cell-Easy. Founder of TWB & Professor emeritus at INSA Toulouse. +50 years of experience in biocatalysis.

Sébastien Lefebvre

Board Member

Partner at VC firm Elaia Partners. Serial entrepreneur with expertise in SaaS, Big Data, Social Media, Infrastructure IT.


Jesús Seco

Discovery Director

One of the main designers of our enzyme search platform (BMM) and an expert in identifying enzymes for unnatural reactions

Marina Cañellas

Evolution Director

Expert in enzyme design with particular emphasis to polymer degradation/production

Mona Costelloe

Chief Business Officer

Extensive scientific and strategic business development experience at Galapagos, Charles River Laboratories, BioClinica, Synco Biopartners and IMIHGOM

Ena Bhalla

Project Manager

Masters Degree in Human Resources & Finance with over 15 years of experience in recruitment and operations management

Carla Llagostera

Administration Manager

Masters Degree in Event Planning with over 10 years experience as Admin & Office Manager.

Rosa Abadie

Head of Legal

Masters Degree in International, Intellectual Property and Information Technologies Law with +15 years of experience in practice

Brian Jimenez

Chief Technology Officer

One of the expert developers and leading researcher of the project iDEA-PS: Inhibition of Detergent Enzymes Advanced Prediction Software

Andrea Martínez Bernardini

Marketing & Business Strategy

Doctorate in Biotechnology with 10 years of experience in research and management

Lur Alonso

Innovation Manager

Scientist with broad experience in computational optimization of industrial enzymatic processes

Valeria González

Brand & Communications Specialist

Journalism Graduate specialized in Corporate Communications

Ferran Sancho Jodar

R&D Manager

One of the expert developers of our enzyme design platform and related machine learning algorithms

Ryoji Takahashi

Senior Researcher

Scientist with +10 years of experience specialized in machine learning applied to enzyme engineering

Ana Mafalda Martins

Research Software Developer

Experienced researcher responsible for consolidating and supporting current projects, as well as developing new software

Nicholus Bhattacharjee

Postdoc Fellow

ACCIO Tecniospring INDUSTRY and MSCA Postdoc Fellow under the framework of the ENZIMMO-P project

Mahdi Hassankalhori

PhD Fellow

MSCA PhD Fellow under the framework of the BioInspireSensing Project

Iñaki Bedoya

Back-End Software Developer

María Dasí

Data Engineer

Joan Capell

Data Engineer

Ana Lozano

Content Creator in Science Communication

Bruno Victor

Molecular Modeller

Miquel Canyelles

Molecular Modeller

Gerard Margalef

Business Analyst

Adrián Ramón

Strategic Business Developer

A company that catalyzes change

At ZYMVOL we’re making better performing enzymes accessible to everyone.

Through , we strive to become the leading company for biotech innovation.

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Awards & Recognitions

Winners of «Fast Track It!» Pitch Contest | TWB Start-Up Day 2021

EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020 awarded to Maria Fátima Lucas, CEO of ZYMVOL

TOP 500 Deeptech Startup worldwide by Hello Tomorrow 2018

Best pitch in Richi Social Entrepreneurs Immersion Program 2017

Most promising industrial Start Up 2017 | IQS Next Tech