5th BI-ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
EUROPEAN WOMEN INVENTORS & INNOVATORS NETWORK EXHIBITION,
CONFERENCE & AWARDS CEREMONY

13 – 14 October 2015, London – United Kingdom

 

MEDIA RELEASE  – 

 

LUISA TORSI WINS EUROPEAN WOMAN INVENTOR OF THE YEAR

WITH MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE

 

The inventor of a ground-breaking electronic circuit which can be printed on plastic or paper to become a biological sensor has won the European Woman Inventor of the Year 2015 award organised by the European Women Inventors & Innovators Network (EUWIIN).

 

Judges chose the pioneering medical breakthrough of Luisa Torsi, from Italy, which is low-cost, disposable, non-invasive and outperforms other biological sensing technology at the event in London.

 

She received her award at the European Women Inventor and Innovation Network Awards 2015 at the British Library on the evening of Wednesday, 14 October. The event was organised by Bola Olabisi of the Global Women’s Inventors & Innovators Network to promote invention and innovation by women.

 

Luisa, an academic from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, said her invention would revolutionise point of care diagnostics.

 

She said: “Nowadays, if you run a blood strip test, you have to assess the output through an analysis in a laboratory or clinic.

 

“With this device you can skip that step because the quality of the data is immediately good enough to use for diagnostic purposes.

“On top of all this, it has the potential of being non-invasive because saliva can be used instead of blood serum and the circuit can detect very low concentrations of bio-markers.”

 

Bola Olabisi, founder of EUWIIN said: “Luisa put forward a device that we hope will make an impact in the medical field. She was one of many strong finalists in the European awards this year. All of them came up with outstanding inventions and innovations designed to make an impact on the world we live in.”

 

One of the judges, CIPA Council member Vicki Salmon, said: “Luisa has a platform technology which can be developed into practice that could revolutionise life for GPs and patients.”

 

The awards were the culmination of a two-day event which attracted delegates from across Europe and around the world, featuring an exhibition of inventions at Regents University on Tuesday and a conference at the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) yesterday (Wednesday). Full awards results below.

 

AWARDS RESULTS:

 

THE EUWIIN OVERALL WINNER- INVENTOR OF THE YEAR WINNER 2015:

 

LUISA TORSI

for The Development of A new  device structure for biosensing applications.

 

THE EUWIIN SECOND PLACE INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:

 

FARIBA KHANDARIAN for FaribaTec

 

THE WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD:

 

ROSELOVE FREMPONG for Asmisol

 

THE WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD:

 

DR NOORHAFIZA MUHAMMAD for Laser Manufactured Coronary Stents

 

THE WINNER OF THE UNDER 25 PLATINUM AWARD: (1ST PLACE)

 

NOR HAMIZA HANIS BT TAN TAWI for Gelatine  made  from  plants

 

THE WINNER OF THE UNDER 25 GOLD AWARD: (2ND PLACE)

 

HSIEH, HSIN-CHIEH for The Magnetic Eraser

 

THE WINNER OF THE UNDER 25 SILVER AWARD: (3RD PLACE)

 

Huang,Yu-Hsiang for The Elevating Closet

 

THE WINNER OF THE RESEARCH & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AWARD:

 

Dr ALBINI ADRIANA for the Antiangiogenic use of liquid phytocomplexes from olives

 

THE WINNER OF THE SOCIAL INNOVATION & CAPACITY BUILDING AWARD:

 

SARI JÄÄSKELÄINEN & PIA KIVIHARJU for Seniori365

 

THE WINNER OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CREATIVITY AWARD:

 

YLVA DALÉN for Hoppolek & Movego

 

Ends

For more information about this year’s winner and for a photograph, contact Neil Lampert, Head of Media and Public Affairs, CIPA 07730 130106 neil@cipa.org.uk

 

For more information about the EUWIIN organisation or to speak to the organiser Bola Olabisi, contact communications@gwiin.com and visit www.euwiininternational.eu. Also follow EUWIIN25 on Twitter.

 

 

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