DBGen is a company devoted to genetic testing of hereditary eye diseases in a way that combines quality, diagnostic efficiency and engagement between the patient, the ophthalmologist and the companies requiring its services.

At DBGen we offer a quality, reliable and affordable genetic diagnosis that secures the clinical diagnosis and can guide the patient towards the right emerging therapies for genetic eye diseases. The genetic diagnosis can be used to identify asymptomatic relatives who carry the genetic defect, and is an essential step to provide genetic counseling.





Macular dystrophy

Retinitis pigmentosa

Non-affected vision


70-80% diagnostic yield

Interpretation of results by a team of experts led by scientists with over 30 years of experience in the study of inherited ocular diseases.

Comprehensive and continuous follow up of advances in the knowledge in genetics and clinical findings associated with ocular pathologies (bibliographic and database reviews).

Incorporation of state-of-the-art methodologies and equipment along with optimized bioinformatics tools designed to increase the diagnostic yield.

Proximity with the patient, the ophthalmologist, patients’ associations and ophthalmological institutions.

Accurate, comprehensive and easy to understand reports. Available in different languages (English, Spanish, Catalan).

Availability of functional studies, on demand, to assess the pathogenicity of novel variants.

Reanalysis tests on demand to identify new genetic variants with clinical relevance to complement a previous diagnosis.

Excellence in research and service


Decisive commitment to the patient’s quality of life



Genetic diagnosis applied to precision medicine

The DBGen team

The company was founded by a team of specialized researchers in genetics at the University of Barcelona, who have been conducting basic research on genetic diseases of the retina for over 25 years.

Our team, which also includes experts in communications and management, as well as qualified technicians, is devoted to basic research and has contributed, through numerous publications, to identifying new pathogenic genes and mutations, and to building DNA diagnostic chips. The increased social demand for accurate genetic diagnoses from patients, associations and ophthalmologists is what drove us to create this genetic diagnostic service as a spin-off of the University of Barcelona.

Meet our team

Collaborators and clients

APEC Hospital de la Ceguera (México)
Centro de la Visión – Clínica Las Condes (Chile)
Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer
Es Retina Asturias
Fundació Bosch i Gimpera
Grupo CRB1 España y Latinoamérica
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
Hospital de Sabadell Parc Taulí
Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
Institut Català de Retina (ICR)
Instituto Universitario de Oftalmobiología Aplicada (IOBA)
Stargardt APNES – Retina Argentina
StargardtGo – PedRetina

Accreditations & Certifications

Genetic diagnosis laboratory authorized by the Government of Catalonia Department of Health (E08709630), certified according to the ISO 9001:2015 standard (ES20/87394) and awarded with the highest rating by the Genomics Quality Assessment (GenQA) EQA provider.

Accreditations & Certifications


The work of DBGen Ocular Genomics has been recognised with the following honors and awards