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Shortlist revealed for Oxford AHSN public-private collaboration award

Three initiatives have been shortlisted for the third annual Oxford Academic Health Science Network Public-Private Collaboration Award.

The prize aims to acknowledge innovative partnerships between universities, industry and the NHS which will ultimately benefit patients.

The shortlist (in alphabetical order) is:

  • Abbott Point of Care with the University of Oxford and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust – projects include diagnostic testing in acute and community settings.
  • McLaren Applied Technologies with the University of Oxford – improving efficiency of patient care and optimising the treatment journey for serious conditions.
  • The Structural Genomics Consortium and the pharmaceutical industry – supporting the discovery of new medicines through open access research.

The winner will be announced during the OBN Awards presentation night at Oxford Town Hall on 6 October.

Oxford AHSN Chief Operating Officer Dr Paul Durrands said: “This is the third year of our annual awards recognising effective collaboration between public and private organisation towards better patient care.

“We are delighted with our shortlist which is undoubtedly the strongest to date. There is some great work going on between industry, academia and the NHS in our region with great prospects of making a real difference to patients locally, nationally and internationally.”

Previous winners of the Oxford AHSN Best Public-Private Collaboration Award:

  • 2015 – Isansys, remote monitoring technology
  • 2014 – Cranfield University/Bedford Hospital, bone density diagnostics

Full details of all the 2016 OBN Awards categories and shortlists can be found here.