The ‘RUBYchip’ RUBYnanomed’s product, was distinguished last week with the Innovation award in the ‘Os Melhores & As Maiores do Portugal Tecnológico’ awards. Annually, Exame Informática, with the support of VISÃO, distinguishes those in Portugal who do more for Science and Technology and one of their main missions is to amplify the creation of knowledge and the generation of technologically-based wealth.
Rubychip is non-invasive, easy to use, and without requiring a large blood sample. This chip, born at the INL – International Nanotechnology Laboratory, represents a completely innovative method of performing liquid biopsies and anticipating the appearance of metastases. In order to bring the technology to market, the start-up RUBYnanomed, a spin-off from INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, is one of 65 European SMEs that will receive €7 million to accelerate the development of unique solutions in areas such as healthcare and biotechnology through the support of the EIC Accelerator program from the European Innovation Council.
‘We are very thankful to Exame Informática for the award, recognizing the importance of translational science and women entrepreneurship. We are also delighted to bring the galinho home to the north.” says Paulina Piairo, COO at RUBYnanomed,
Also, Senior Scientist at RUBynanomed, Liliana Pires remarks that “it was a very positive event with active and energized people. An honor to be among so many successful Portuguese companies. The prize is a recognition providing us highlight that will help in the way to convert our science into a diagnostic product able to help doctors and cancer patients.”