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University spin-out company wins award for growth

9 December 2011

KWS BioTest, a company specialising in drug efficacy trials, has won the Growth Award at the Biomedical iNet Innovation Awards.

KWS BioTest, a contract research company specialising in drug efficacy trials for immune diseases, has won the Growth Award at the Biomedical iNet Innovation Awards.

This is one of five awards presented by Biomedical iNet to support and celebrate innovation in the South West. KWS BioTest was launched in 2004 as a spin-out company from the University’s Department of Pathology and Microbiology, and retains Professor Neil Williams as its Chief Scientific Officer. The Growth Award recognises the company’s increase in sales of over 90% in the last 12 months.  

KWS BioTest now goes forward to the Medilink National Awards, which will be judged in 2012.