AWARD. This year’s Arvid Carlsson Award by Sahlgrenska Science Park was awarded to Anna Carin Olin with team, PExA, for turning academic cross-functional research into a marketed solution that addresses the rising need for biomarker identification and early diagnosis of lung disease through non-invasive measurement of the small airways.
Diseases of the lung represents an area of significant unmet medical need and increasing global prevalence, where the emergence of personalised medicine can make a huge difference with the support of effective biomarker analysis.
“Anna-Carin Olin and her team show true entrepreneurship in offering both a product for immediate use in today’s research, as well as pioneering the implementation of new diagnostic standards enabling future use of novel treatment options,” says Marianne Dicander Alexandersson, chairman of Sahlgrenska Science Park and the award jury.
“It is really an honor to receive this award, it means a lot to me and everyone working with PExA”, says Anna-Carin Olin.
Last year’s winner, ProfessorJens Nielsen, CEO BioInnovation Institute, Copenhagen, passed the prize on at a ceremony yesterday at the life science event Park Annual. 2020 marked the 15th anniversary of the event with the theme Sector Convergence. All sessions from the day are published on parkannual.com.
Since 2017, Sahlgrenska Science Park pays tribute to innovation, knowledge and competence in conjunction with good entrepreneurship through this award in Nobel Prize winner Arvid Carlsson’s name.
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