Refeyn Ltd., a spinout from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, has been recognized by two prestigious science and innovation awards for its revolutionary mass photometry technology.
Refeyn’s first instrument, the Refeyn OneMP, enables users to measure the mass of single molecules in solution – quickly, simply and accurately. The company’s proprietary technology can be applied broadly in life sciences research, drug development and biologics quality control.
Refeyn was one of eight winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Emerging Technologies Competition 2019, the RSC’s annual award for early stage companies and academic entrepreneurs who want to commercialize technologies with a global impact.
Competing against innovators from across Europe, Refeyn pitched its idea to judges at the RSC’s Chemistry Means Business event in London on October 28. As well as winning £10,000, it is also in line to receive support from some of the world’s biggest companies, including Unilever, Pfizer, Johnson Matthey, RSSL and Croda.
Aurora Antemir, the RSC’s Head of Industry, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing how these incredible new ideas and innovations will deliver really exciting real-world benefits.”
On October 29, R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC. also selected Refeyn as a R&D100 Awards recipient in the Analytical/Test category. The award recognizes disruptive technologies that will contribute to future scientific and industrial progress.
Prof. Philipp Kukura, Founder of Refeyn, said: “It is wonderful to see the excitement about our technology and the future of the company shared by others. These awards are an excellent endorsement of how our team are realizing the potential of mass photometry.”