British Engineering Excellence Awards names Lightpoint Medical as ‘Best of the Best’

Medical device company, Lightpoint Medical, has been named as the winner of the Grand Prix prize at the 2016 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs), held on October 6th at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in London.

Lightpoint Medical is developing pioneering imaging technology to improve health outcomes for cancer patients.The company’s molecular imaging technology, based on Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging, has the potential to detect cancer in real-time during surgery, providing more accurate cancer treatment while sparing healthy tissue.

By ensuring the removal of cancer in a single operation, the LightPath Imaging System promises a reduction in repeat operations, improved patient outcomes, quicker progression on to other therapies and reduced healthcare costs.

The Judges were so impressed with Lightpoint Medical’s early success that they were also named as the winner of the Electronic Product of the Year award.

Commenting on the company’s outstanding success, Eric Wilkinson, chairman of the Judges and COO of Cambridge Consultants, said: “The Judges felt that an organisation that can develop potentially life-changing technology deserves special recognition as a shining example of British Engineering Excellence.”

British Engineering Excellence Award winners 2016

Small Company of the Year: Forth Engineering

Highly Commended Small Company of the Year: Emblation

Start Up of the Year: Ultrahaptics

Design Team of the Year: Bytesnap Design and Cocoon

Materials Application of the Year: BAE Systems – Highly Robust Ground Platform

New Product of the Year (Electronic): Lightpoint Medical – LightPath

New Product of the Year (Mechanical): JCB - Hydradig

Highly Commended Mechanical Product of the Year: Punk Couplings, Punk Gim-Ball Torque Coupling.

Young Design Engineer of the Year: Christopher Bellamy, Jaguar Land Rover

Design Engineer of the Year: Alexander McDiarmid, Parker Bestobell

Highly Commended Design Engineer of the Year: Simon Willis, 3form Design

Consultancy of the Year: Williams Advanced Engineering

Judges’ Special Award: MQA, Audio Codec

“Once again, the British Engineering Excellence Awards has attracted a host of impressive entries from brilliant British innovators,” said Luke Webster, publishing director of awards organiser MA Business. “Through every category, the judges were deeply impressed by the quality of engineering put forward and the talent behind it. I congratulate all those entrants that were shortlisted and of course the winners.”