Ethiopian scientist Dr. Debebe Alemayehu and his colleagues, Drs. Mary Rea, Eileen Murphy, Colin Hill and Paul Ross of the APC Microbiome Institute, Ireland, won the Teagasc Category Award at the UCC Invention of the Year Awards in November 2017.According to the News on APC’s official website “The invention was ‘Lactobacillus gasseri, a human gut isolate for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infections.” It was invented in 2016. The patented technology has been licensed to an APC Industry Partner.
The report added that the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards celebrated the work of teams from UCC, CIT and Teagasc. The awards were selected by an independent panel of judges from business, academia and enterprise bodies. UCC hosted the awards sponsored by Purdy Lucey Intellectual Property. Five awards given out in Life Sciences and ICT/Physical Sciences Categories.
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