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Successes at the CUE £5K Grand Finale

last modified Jun 04, 2014 10:56 AM
The conclusion of Cambridge University Entrepreneurs business creation competition
Successes at the CUE £5K Grand Finale

One of the winning teams, left to right: Alasdair Thong, Hind Kraytem, Grecia Gonzalez, Nikolaus Wenzl and Tim Xu. Click on the image to view it full screen.

Two teams from this department have won the £5K Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) business creation competition and two other teams containing our students were runners up.  The award ceremony was part of the Grand Finale on 15th May 2014 and followed keynote speakers from industry and pitches to a panel of angel investors.

The winners were Radial Genomics and Simprints.

Radial Genomics, a team including students from our MBE course, has won the CUE Carpe Diem Life Science Business of the Year Award. The winning team is Alasdair Thong, Hind Kraytem, Grecia Gonzalez, Nikolaus Wenzl and Tim Xu.

Following this success and their previous accolade in the NIH / Avon Breast Cancer Challenge, members of the ‘Radial Genomics’ Bioscience Enterprise postgrad student team have the impetus to further their development of in situ hybridization gene visualisation technology, together with integrated with image collection and analysis software. Their ultimate aim is to offer diagnostic, prognostic and predictive capabilities in the treatment of cancer through a quantitative method of assessing changes in patients’ genetic material in response to the disease.

SimPrints, co-founded by Alexandra Grigore, who is a PhD Student in the Healthcare Biotechnology Group won in the Social Enterprise category.  Building on the wide use of mobile phones and the uniqueness of a fingerprint, SimPrints is developing mobile phone software and a hand-held scanner that frees biometric identification from computers, helping link patients to their medical records anytime, anywhere.

Two other teams containing Master's of Bioscience Enterprise students were runners up in the software and social enterprise streams, MyFit and HandsOn.

MyFit's team included Max Jamilly, Premal Kamdar, Lauren Machin, and Ian Goon.

HandsOn's team included Erela Dana, Cobi Gantz (Master's of Public Policy) and Cassi Henderson.

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