A One-Stop Lab for Horse Diagnosis


Keeping Horses healthy and protected from diseases 

With a deep passion for horses and a mission to keep horses healthy and protected from disease, Isabel and Alexandre have spent the last 25 years of their lives identifying diseases, uncovering new threats and developing innovative equine diagnostics and therapies.

They are also committed to the conservation of an ancient Portuguese breed of endangered native ponies, the Garranos.

  • Learn more about the Garranos project here   

Taking the Horses to the "New Town Road"

On 2011 Isabel and Alexandre launched a startup - Equigerminal - to do significant R&D+I  work to generate innovative health solutions for horses.  
Their path is an ongoing challenge that they want to share with all those who have the same mission of keeping the horses happy and healthy. 


Meet Isabel 


Isabel is CEO and CSO of Equigerminal SA, co-tutor of 14 lovely Garranos ponies 🐴 and 2 sweet Cocker Spaniels 🐶🐶.

Isabel's mission is to give back to the horses all the joy and fulfilment they bring her.

She recognised during her veterinary practice and PhD in the U.S. that much more could be done to improve current diagnosis and therapies for horses.

Isabel is a Veterinarian with a doctorate in equine virology, research experience in immunology and regenerative medicine, inventor and entrepreneur. 
Isabel has been  appointed member of the Animal Welfare National Committee 🐀🐭🐇.
Together with Alexandre Pires, they invested everything in their mission to generate better solutions for horse health.


Meet Alexandre

Alexandre is the COO & CFO  of Equigerminal SA, also co-tutor of 14 lovely Garranos 🐴 and 2 sweet Cocker Spaniels 🐶🐶.

He is a horse riding addict and a dreamer that want to ''take horses to the new town road''.

Alexandre is an agricultural and animal production engineer with an advanced degree in entrepreneurship & innovation management and a PhD candidate in Equine Biotechnology and Health.    
Sadly on January of 2018 Alexandre has lost his beloved 22 years old mare, Ruivinha to NEV disease. She was first diagnosed with NEV in 2014.
  • Learn more about Alexandre on Linkedin