Oxford Physicists shortlisted for Innovator of the Year.

22 April 2017

BBSRC have announced the shortlisted finalists for their 2017 Innovator of the Year competition, which include Oxford Physics’ Achillefs Kapanidis and Bo Jing, who developed the Nanoimager, a high-resolution microscope based on detecting single fluorescent molecules.

The microscope reveals the motions, structure, and arrangement of biomolecules and nanoparticles on surfaces, in solutions, and living cells, accelerating academic and industrial research, diagnostics, drug discovery, chemical analysis, and education. The Nanoimager was commercialized in 2016 via the spin-out Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI), attracting significant private investment and has grown rapidly to make sales across the world.

Achillefs and Bo will join twelve finalists to compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2017 at East Wintergarden in London on 24 May 2017. Now in its ninth year, the Innovator of the Year competition recognises the important impact bioscience research and innovation has on lives, society and the economy. It celebrates the individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research to significantly address real world challenges across the commercial, social, international and early career impact categories.