John Innes Centre and UEA spin-out company, Iceni Diagnostics, has won a prestigious award that celebrates the best businesses in the region.
The long standing EDP Business Awards recognised the achievements of the Norwich Research Park based company with the Knowledge Catalyst award.
It was one of thirteen awards handed out to businesses from all over the county.
The theme of the 2017 awards was “Innovation”, a quality demonstrated by winners from diverse areas including artificial intelligence and medical diagnostics, through to tourism and construction.
Iceni Diagnostic are developing a device designed to detect microbial and viral pathogens. It is hoped that this simple colour-change test will allow rapid diagnosis, improve decision making, and potentially reduce the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics.
Professor Rob Field, co-founder and CEO of Iceni Diagnostics and a project leader at the John Innes Centre said, “It’s great to be recognised for doing something that we’re passionate about. We work to take fundamental scientific understanding and apply it to real world problems, in this case reducing our dependence on antibiotics.”
The EDP Business Awards are aimed at ambitious businesses and organisations that are underpinned by the acquisition, implementation, and exchange of knowledge.
The judges look for a sustained commitment to acquiring and embedding new ideas within their business planning and structure.