The Glasgow Lighthouse Laboratory has picked up the COVID-19 Collaborative Response Award at this year’s Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.
The annual awards ceremony is organised by Interface, the business-academic matching service and took place on World Creativity and Innovation Day.
BioAscent worked with colleagues from the University of Dundee, University of Glasgow and BioClavis to set up the Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow, which is hosted by the University of Glasgow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Campus.
The Glasgow testing facility is one of several hub laboratories, coordinated by the Medicines Discovery Catapult, that were opened to increase COVID-19 testing. It opened last April and has now become one of the largest academic-run diagnostic facilities in the world, recently reaching the 10 million COVID-19 test milestone.
BioAscent’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Phil Jones comments: “This is great recognition for everyone that has been and continues to be involved in this vital testing facility. We are proud to have played a part in helping to establish the lab and delighted to see that one year on it continues to play an important role in the pandemic.”
Read more about the awards winners here.