Artennua® was originated in Spain in July 2018 but since 2015, our CEO Dr Luis Matías Hernández, has been developing different approaches to optimize medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs), starting with Artemisia annua. His project participation and work with the R&D department of the biotech company of Barcelona, Sequentia Biotech, led to promising results in the lab. A pilot field study financed by CDTI (Government of Spain) made possible to validate the outcomes on the field. That’s how we started the production of a special Artemisia annua, named Artennua®. Since then, we have been focusing on how to potentiate benefits, productivity and applications of medicinal and aromatic plants to maximize and intensify their properties stimulating plants’ trichomes.
Our history is the result of a dream meeting a balanced mix of science, entrepreneurship spirit, public funding opportunities and a dynamic ecosystem for start-ups generation.
Our headquarters are located in Barcelona (Spain) MediaTic building, in the core of 22@ innovation district in PobleNou. We are ubicated at the second floor in the Barcelona Activa’s incubator space hosting technological start-ups.
Our production facility is ubicated in the Northern area of Tenerife Island (Canary Islands), in the El Pico farm, in Tejina, province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.