The University of Glasgow-led INCISE project is this year’s recipient of the Innovative Collaboration Award at the Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards 2023, held on March 16 at the National Museum of Scotland.
The INCISE project - or INtegrated TeChnologies for Improved Polyp SurveillancE - is a University of Glasgow-led collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and industry partners.
Held annually, the Scottish Life Sciences Awards recognises achievements in the life sciences industries across a range of areas, including innovation, business leadership, skills development, innovative collaboration & skills development.
Attendees and nominees come from all areas of life sciences, from biology /biotechnology, to academic leaders & investors; and the Innovative Collaboration Award is presented to Scottish partners who have engaged in a successful collaboration across industry, academia and/or healthcare.
The winning INCISE project aims to transform bowel cancer screening in the UK by developing a tool that can predict which patients with pre-cancerous growths in their bowels, called polyps, will develop further polyps.
Joanne Edwards, Professor of Translational Cancer Pathology at the University of Glasgow’s School of Cancer Sciences, and lead for the INCISE project, said: "On behalf of everyone who works on INCISE, I am honoured to accept the Innovative Collaboration Award, which recognises the bringing together of University of Glasgow scientists with the NHS and industry partners to improve polyp surveillance in Scotland. We are delighted that our work to improve bowel screening is being recognised."
The INCISE project has been made possible with £2.3M of funding from Innovate UK and a further £1.1M investment from the University of Glasgow and industry partners.