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Owlstone Medical headed off fierce competition to take the AstraZeneca/MedImmune Life Science Innovation Award.
Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE
The Distinguished Award is worth $120k and will help in our efforts to produce a fast, accurate and portable system capable of diagnosing diseases via chemical markers in breath and bodily fluids.
Federal Laboratory Consortium
With Dr. Alex Shvartsburg and Dr. Keqi Tang, Owlstone won this award for the potential of the technology to "dramatically improve the ability to detect and identify very small amounts of chemicals, such as those that are telltale signs of hidden explosives or disease-revealing proteins in blood."
The award recognises that bright ideas can genuinely be translated into commercial success and is targeted at businesses founded by Cambridge University alumni that have achieved commercial success at least three years out of the academic environment.
This award aims to identify the most exciting companies of the future in IT and Biosciences. Owlstone's on-chip chemical detection and sensing systems were selected for the IT prize.
R&D Magazine selects the 100 most innovative scientific and technological breakthroughs of the year from nominations spanning private, academic and government institutions. Owlstone's award was granted in a collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists Alexandre Shvartsburg, Keqi Tang, Richard (Dick) Smith, Tom Weber, and Colette Sacksteder.
AMA Association for Sensor Technology
Owlstone's "MEMS Fabricated Programmable Chemical Sensor" reached the final of this award which recognizes innovative and useful sensor technologies.
Royal Academy of Engineering
For the successful development of innovative ideas in engineering. The award seeks to demonstrate the importance of engineering and the role of engineers and scientists in contributing to national prosperity and international prestige.
Cambridge Evening News
Recognition for the company's potential from local press and business leaders.
Cambridge University Entrepreneurs
The company's first award, and the one that got the ball rolling... second prize and £5k was enough to get Owlstone started. Since then we've attracted a lot more investment, and considerable success!