Consortium Wins Two MFIA Awards

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

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MFIA_Logo.pngTwo Awards For Consortium Lentiviral Research Programme

The Consortium was nominated for two awards at the Medical Futures Innovation Awards 2011. At the awards ceremony held in London, our Lentiviral Research Programme was recognised twice by the judging panel. We won Best Therapeutic Innovation in the Respiratory category and also walked off with the highly prestigious MRC Translational Research Award.

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Best Therapeutic Innovation

 

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MRC Translational Research Award

About the Medical Futures Awards

A Medical Futures Innovation Award is one of the UK's most sought after healthcare and business accolades, rewarding ground-breaking innovation from front line clinicians and scientists.

The reward recognises ideas that have the potential to transform peoples' lives and demonstrate the NHS and UK's position as a worldwide contender. The Awards cover a number of therapy areas from Cardiovascular Disease to Respiratory Disease. A unique element of these Awards is the unparalleled peer review and credibility that is brought to exciting early stage innovation and technologies.

They are judged by a panel of the most distinguished doctors and business leaders in the country. Experts such as Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director for the NHS; and Business Icon, Sir Anthony Jolliffe, come together as Europe's leading think-tank on healthcare innovation.

 

 

Medical Futures Innovation Awards 2011
Dr Uta Griesenbach talks about CF gene therapy and our viral gene therapy programme.


 

A frozen vial of GL67A (left) and a frozen vial of pGM169 plasmid DNA (right)

 

Proposed 3D model of the CFTR protein.

 

Purifying mRNA from tissue samples.

 

Sheep lung parenchyma (cell nuclei blue) transduced with an adenoviral vector (green).