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New cervical cancer diagnosis system wins 'One to Watch' award

Innovation Minister Sean Sherlock today named Dr Fiona Lyng of Dublin Institute of Technology as this year's winner of the Enterprise Ireland 'One to Watch' award.

Dr Lyng is developing a new system to diagnose cervical cancer with colleagues at the Focas Institute in DIT and collaborators at the Coombe Hospital, with support from Enterprise Ireland.

Minister Sherlock presented the award to Dr Lyng at the Enterprise Ireland Applied Research Forum. Presenting the award, the Minister said:

The Government’s ambition to convert knowledge and research into jobs relies on the conversion of publicly-funded research into commercial technologies and spin-out companies. Enterprise Ireland’s ‘One to Watch’ award recognises the commercial potential of Government-supported projects, through Enterprise Ireland, that have the capacity to make a major social or economic impact once brought to the market-place.

Dr. Lyng’s system has the potential to revolutionise the diagnosis of cervical cancer. With the support of Enterprise Ireland and DIT Hothouse, plans are in place to commercialise this important technology through a spin-out company. The work is an excellent example of the positive social and economic impact of research outputs.

Read the full press release here.