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NPL shortlisted in the iawards

NPL's Intelligent Harvesting research has been shortlisted for a cross-application of technology iaward and Argento Diagnostics Ltd, a spin out company from NPL, is in The Next Big Thing category.

Hand ShakeImage courtesy of iStockphotoNPL's Intelligent Harvesting research is one of three shortlisted in the Cross Application of Technology category, which focuses on any industry that has commercialised the cross application of technology to improve society. NPL's scientists are working with KMS projects and Vegetable Harvesting Systems (VHS) to turn the technology into an intelligent harvesting machine, which can look beneath the leafy layers of a crop, identify the differing materials, and enable precise size identification.

Argento Diagnostics Ltd, a spin out company from NPL, is shortlisted in The Next Big Thing category, for innovation in any area which supports our society and is yet to be fully commercialised in its widest potential. Argento Diagnostics' platform technology will propel Point of Care testing into a new dimension. It offers fully quantitative analysis of multiple analytes from a single sample in a truly portable handheld device which adds the benefits of modern mobile phone, WiFi and Bluetooth technology to store and communicate the results of the tests to maximise the impact and efficiency of testing.

The iawards were launched by Lord Drayson and James Caan, and aim to celebrate the best of British science, technology and innovation. As such, all entrants had to demonstrating that innovative thinking and development came from a British organisation or team.

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Last Updated: 1 Feb 2011
Created: 1 Feb 2011

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