The Rita and John Cornforth award 2012 recognises Prof. Przyborski’s leadership and inter-disciplinary work at the boundaries of physical chemistry and biology, developing Alvetex® Scaffold for three dimensional (3D) cell culture.
For the last 10 years, Prof. Przyborski’s work at the University of Durham and as CSO of Reinnervate Ltd, has lead to the development and commercialisation of solutions for scientists who wish to culture cells in a way that better mimics the in-vivo growth of cells. Under Stefan’s leadership, the scientific team at Reinnervate are now providing the global scientific community with Alvetex® Scaffold 3D cell culture protocols and application guides in areas such as 3D cancer cell biology, stem cell science, in-vitro skin modelling and 3D liver cell toxicity testing.
"I am delighted to be recognized by the RSC for the work we have done at the University of Durham and Reinnervate Ltd”, commented Prof Przyborski. “The work we are doing in providing scientist with models that get them closer to in-vivo growth conditions is vital for the enhancement of both basic and commercially-
The RSC recognition adds to the growing list of awards received by Reinnervate with Alvetex® Scaffold having been voted one of the Top 100 innovative products of 2011 at the R&D 100 awards and named among the winners of The Scientist magazine’s Top 10 Life Science Innovations of 2010.