The winners of the first ever Nanomedicine Award were officially announced during the Nanomedicine Panel at BIO-Europe conference in Vienna, November 4th 2013. The Award review Board agreed to distinguish two projects: Endomagnetics technology in the nanodiagnostic category and I-CARE project from Linköping University in the regenerative medicine category.
The nanodiagnostic Award winning company, Endomagnetics Ltd, is developing advanced magnetic sensing technology to increase access to the standard of care in breast cancer staging by providing an alternative approach to locating sentinel lymph nodes.
The jury also decided to award in the regenerative medicine category the candidate Linköping University for the European Project entitled Integrative nano-Composites And Regeneration of the Eye (I-CARE), a regenerative medicine‐based treatment for Corneal Herpes Simplex Keratitis (HSK), that simultaneously treat the disease while regenerating the damaged cornea.
Award winners benefited from a full registration (including partnering) for BIO-Europe 2013 and presented their application in a 5-minute speech at the Nanomedicine Panel Discussion during the event. In addition, the winners will be granted a 15-minute presentation slot during the CLINAM conference 2014 in Basel, Switzerland, along with 1 year’s free ETPN membership and two days consultation by the members of the ETPN Translational Advisory Board for experts’ advice and guidance.
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