The TIP Healthcare Awards distributes Dh3 million to support medical patents

The TIP Healthcare Awards distributes Dh3 million to support medical patents

Technology and Innovation Pioneers (TIP) Healthcare Awards distributed a total of Dh3 million among the winners who presented ideas for patents, proofs of concept and start-up purposes. The annual awards seeks to recognise innovation in the health care sector and this year witnessed 23 projects for which patents were announced in the capital.

 

This year’s top projects included some game changers including a new class of antibiotics that is effective against multidrug resistant bacteria; a device which corrects an ear defect affecting five percent of the world’s population, which is around 300 million people; and a new catheter that is safer and easier to use. The TIP Healthcare Awards were organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development in collaboration with the health department.