Aurox wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Aurox Ltd has won a 2012 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for designing and manufacturing novel equipment for optical microscopy. The new equipment, which is easily added to the camera port of any microscope, provides an economical approach for the high speed acquisition of high quality images of thin sections within thick specimens. It is particularly useful in applications in the life sciences where high-resolution, artifact-free images of dynamic processes may be obtained with high light efficiency.
The innovative patented technology facilitates measurement in a more straightforward way than was previously possible when laser-based systems were employed. The equipment meets a growing market need in the bio-sciences. The company has achieved commercial success in this sector and sees the potential for wider application in the materials area.
The Awards are the UK’s highest accolade for business success. They are made each year by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.