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Discovery Award

Vitas Pharma wins a Discovery Award from the Longitude Prize committee to develop its diagnostic product for the rapid detection of bacterial infections. The Awards ceremony, held at the Royal Society, London on November 21st, was presided over by Sir Martin Rees, Chair of the Longitude Prize committee and Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, England.

The Longitude prize is a £ 10 million prize instituted by the British Government to reward a team or individual that develops a diagnostic test for bacterial infections, that is cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use and allows health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time. The Discovery Awards are seed Grants, given to teams, to develop their ideas for the Longitude Prize.