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St Andrews spin out wins RSC Emerging Technologies Award 2016

Friday 17 June 2016

MOFgen, a spin-off company from the School of Chemistry and led by Prof. Russell Morris, FRS, have won first prize in the Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies competition for their Health and Wellbeing Technology. The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. The competition brings cutting edge science to the real world for the benefit of society.

MOFgen develops and manufactures highly porous metal-organic framework materials for applications in healthcare. The technology came through an invention by Paul Wheatley in the Russell Morris group, and the current team of Morven Duncan, Stewart Warrender, Ian Muirhead and Yvonne Davies have developed both the science and the commercialisation potential of MOFgen to a high level.

Further details of the RSC Emerging Technologies Award can be found at http://www.rsc.org/competitions/emerging-technologies/2016-winners/