WISDM Speaker

Ester Caffarel-Salvador, MS, PhD

School of Engineering>Medical Engineering and Science | Biological Engineering | Other
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement, Academic Collaborations

About Ester

Ester Caffarel-Salvador obtained a double degree on Biotechnology and Biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a PhD in Pharmacy from Queen’s University Belfast. For her post-doctoral research, Dr. Caffarel-Salvador collaborated with world leading companies including L’ÓREAL, Lohmann Therapy Systems and Novo Nordisk. With the latter she collaborated during her postdoc at the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.After leading business development at a small startup for a few months; last December, Dr. Caffarel-Salvador joined the Regenerative Medicine department at LEO Pharma.

STEM Keywords

biochemistry, gene and drug delivery, microneedles, oral drug delivery, therapeutic drug monitoring, transdermal, translational research

Venture Keywords

microneedles, oral drug delivery, therapeutic drug monitoring, transdermal, Translational Research

Country of Origin


Ester's Innovation Activities

Patent Activity

I have several full international patents

Other Innovation Activity

I filed a provisional patent with other MIT members we had paired for a startup

Ester In the News

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

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New insulin pill could end daily injections for diabetes patients

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Ester Caffarel-Salvador and the beginning of the end of insulin injections

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Ester Awards

Innovators under 35 EU award