May 25 2017 Posted: 00:00 IST

The winners of the 2017 Irish Laboratory Research Awards were announced on the afternoon of Thursday, May 25th at The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, with hundreds of industry figures in attendance. CÚRAM PI Dr Fergal O’Brien and the Tissue Engineering Research Lab at RCSI were awarded Research Laboratory of the Year, while a second CÚRAM PI, Dr Martin O’Halloran and his team at the Translational Medical Device Lab were awarded Start-Up Laboratory of the Year. We would like to congratulate both teams on the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve this recognition and wish them further successes in the future.

Congratulating both teams on their awards, Prof Abhay Pandit, Scientific Director of CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices, based at NUI Galway, said “It’s clear that there is a very high quality of research and innovation associated with these awards. We’re delighted to have such high calibre researchers as part of our network and we look forward to celebrating their continued success”.

Launched in 2013, The Irish Laboratory Awards are the benchmark for those demonstrating excellence, best practice and innovation within Ireland’s lab industry and recognise the successes and achievements of Ireland's internationally renowned scientists in areas including innovation, leadership and collaboration. The awards focus on the ongoing work of Irish scientists to grow and develop a sustainable, globally competitive science research.

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