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On Tuesday 20th June 2017 UCLB hosted its Annual Summer Reception

Published on 21 June 2017

UCLB hosted its annual summer reception where guests enjoyed refreshing drinks and delicious canapés under UCL’s prestigious portico.

 

UCLB’s Managing Director, Mr Cengiz Tarhan, addressed guests and outlined some of the company’s major achievements of the last 12 months. Mr Tarhan then welcomed Professor Michael Arthur, President & Provost of UCL, who presented this year’s winners of the UCL Business Award and the One-to-watch Award with their prizes. The UCL Business Award was presented to Professors Bobby Gasper and Adrian Thrasher for their work on Orchard Therapeutics. Orchard Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of transformative ex-vivo gene therapy medicines for patients with orphan diseases. Story here [http://www.uclb.com/news-and-events/news-post/uclb-and-f-prime-launch-orchard-therapeutics-to-treat-rare-childhood-diseases]

 

Brainminer were awarded UCLB’s One-to-Watch Award. Brainminer is an innovative medical imaging solution provider that is capitalising upon state of the art expertise in quantitative neurological imaging arising from the Translational Imaging Research Group (TIG) at UCL, in order to provide automated analysis and interpretation of patient brain scans, initially within a dementia context. Story here [http://www.uclb.com/news-and-events/news-post/researchers-at-ucl-have-developed-new-software-to-improve-the-analysis-of-mri-scans-which-will-provide-quicker-and-more-accurate-diagnosis-of-alzheimers-and-other-forms-of-dementia]

 

The presentations were wrapped up with the winners of the UCLB prize draw. This year’s winners were Trish Greenan from UCL Consultants and Dr Lucy Williams of J A Kemp. They both received an exclusive signed print from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, one of which was the work of the Provost.

 

About UCL Business PLC

UCL Business PLC (UCLB) is a leading technology transfer company that supports and commercialises research and innovations arising from UCL, one of the UK’s top research-led universities. UCLB has a successful track record and a strong reputation for identifying and protecting promising new technologies and innovations from UCL academics. UCLB has a strong track record in commercialising medical technologies and provides technology transfer services to UCL’s associated hospitals; University College London Hospitals, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Royal Free London Hospital. It invests directly in development projects to maximise the potential of the research and manages the commercialisation process of technologies from laboratory to market. For further information, please visit: www.uclb.com Twitter: @UCL_Business

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