MOFgen Wins First Prize in the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition

MOFgen Wins First Prize in the RSC Emerging Technologies Competition

MOFgen Ltd has won first prize in the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition, Health and Wellbeing category.

Stewart Warrender and Morven Duncan from MOFgen fought off stiff competition from nine other finalists from universities and spin-out companies from across Europe with their pitch to a panel of international investors and industry experts.

MOFgen are commercialising porous metal organic frameworks for the delivery of nitric oxide from coatings on medical devices and wound dressings – technology that was originally invented by Prof Russel Morris FRS and Dr Paul Wheatley of the School of Chemistry, St Andrews. The technology will reduce healthcare associated infections and procedural complications, and speed up wound healing rates.

The judges recognised the major impact this technology can make to the medical device and wound care markets and were impressed by the team’s clear commercialisation strategy.