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Maggie Philbin announces TrusTECH win in The Praxis Unico Business Impact Awards

Maggie Philbin, who regularly provides comment on technology for the BBC, revealed the winners at a glittering award ceremony in Glasgow last night which recognises the impact of intellectual assets from research. Amongst the winners was TrusTECHTM , a joint venture partner of the MedTECH Centre.

Dr Joanne Thomas, Senior Technology Manager, TrusTECHTM  (winners of the Collaborative Impact award) said: “The development of GraftBolt® is an excellent example of how a clinician, academics, a company and an NHS Innovation Hub can work together to develop a new product.  The success was due to: good team communication; a robust patent; and a highly motivated commercial partner with excellent market knowledge.”

Dr Phil Clare, PraxisUnico Chairman rounded off the evening by saying, “I’d like to thank all the entrants to this year’s awards and congratulate those shortlisted and winners for bringing such deserved attention to these new innovations.  These awards reveal the diversity of projects that knowledge transfer and technology transfer professionals contribute.”

PraxisUnico is an educational not-for-profit organisation set up to support innovation and commercialisation of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact.

 PraxisUnico encourages innovation and acts as a voice for the research commercialisation profession, facilitating the interaction between the public sector research base, business and government. PraxisUnico provides a forum for best practice exchange, underpinned by first-class training and development programmes. 

Joanne Thomas and the Graph Bolt team receive their award from Maggie Philbin.

Joanne Thomas and the Graph Bolt team receive their award from Maggie Philbin.

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