In December 2013, Rosa and Oriol founded Sports Medicine Genomics. However, the project of applying genetics to sports medicine had begun five years earlier, in 2009, when Ricard Pruna, MD, of the first team of the F.C. Barcelona requested to do his doctoral thesis in the Department of Human Anatomy of the Faculty of Medicine of Barcelona, where Rosa worked as a post-doc researcher and professor.
Rosa then became the director of the thesis of Dr. Pruna that aimed to find the relationship between the genetic component and non-contact injuries in muscles, ligaments and tendons. After years of research with professional athletes, Rosa and Ricard obtained the results that today are the basis of our Sports Injury Genetic Test. These results won the XV National Prize for Research in Sports Medicine and were published in international journals of high impact in sports medicine.
It was in 2013, after Ricard thesis defense, when Rosa and Oriol decided to continue with this exciting and such a great future project creating SM Genomics, considered Spin-Off of the University of Barcelona. From 2014 we are located in the Barcelona Science Park, ideal incubator for Biomedical and Biotechnological projects and we are authorized as a laboratory by the Departament de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya.