MAURO FANIN

President


President and co-founder of DemBiotech®, he started Cereal Docks Spa in 1983 and still leads it as President and CEO. He made strategic acquisitions, such as the Porto Marghera site (Venice) from the multinational Bunge, and started up successful companies such as Cereal Docks Food, which operates in the market of standardized vegetable lecithin for food, livestock, industrial and pharmaceutical use. He is vice-president of Assocostieri, member of the board of directors of Ente Zona Porto of Venezia and President of the Innovative Regional Network RIBES-NEST for the ecosystem health and smart food. In line with the social responsibility targets Cereal Docks is committed to pursuing, he promotes and directs local sports organizations involving hundreds of promising young athletes.

ELENA SGARAVATTI

CEO


She is the CEO, General Manager and co-founder of DemBiotech®. Graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Padua, she has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, from Business Development to strategic marketing in multinationals like GSK. Until June 2016, she was CEO of IRB SpA (Istituto di Ricerche Biotecnologiche), a biotech company she launched in 2009 as General Manager and acquired by Croda Int in 2012. She is the developer of 12 patents. And in her second mandate as a member of the Board of Directors of Assobiotec-Federchimica where she is also the Coordinator of the Communication Group. She is a member of the academic committee at the University of Medical Biotechnology in Modena and Scientific Committee of Bioinnova Cluster (Biological Cluster in Veneto Region).

A WHOLE KNOWLEDGE-INTENSIVE TEAM


DemBiotech® is a team of people with a diversity of skills and competencies: seniors with many years of experience in the industry and a clear vision of the potential and benefits that biotechnology can provide, and juniors with the creative drive of young researchers. A knowledge-intensive group with 75% of graduates and 15% of staff in connection with important Italian universities. Visionaries - or dreamers - but also stubborn and practical engaged in the development of an industrial reality that is a model of that green economy capable of producing in full respect of the environment, plants and humans.
47

Mother Cultures

3480

Phytochemical analysis/year

4

Patents

120 tons

Fermentation capacity/year

The building, a green technology model

Equipped with R&D and production facilities of over 10,000 square meters, designed in compliance with standards meeting the most advanced criteria of green technology, the headquarter of DemBiotech® is located within the building of Cereal Docks Group headquarter.

The plan is intended to become an international model of sustainability and open innovation of the new Made in Italy. An intelligent factory, highly automated and ahead of times under all aspects. A surprising contemporary architecture, extraordinary production capacity and excellent quality standards.
The area dedicated to production, the research and development labs, the administrative and technical offices are connected by glass-covered paths around an internal garden, the "green heart" of the complex, creating a deep integration between indoor and outdoor.