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17 April, 2011 - 14:01 By Tony Quested

Killer Technologies Winner: Sphere Fluidics

Sphere CEO, Dr Frank Craig

Sphere Fluidics proved a cut above as it lifted the Killer Technologies title despite intense competition at Business Weekly’s East of England Business Awards in Cambridge.

Frank Craig, CEO and director, collected the prize from Peter Taylor of Awards sponsor, TTP.

Sphere Fluidics targets a combined market of £27 billion in the Drug Discovery and Development, Biofuels  and Chemical Sciences industries.

The company is commercialising picodroplet technology from Cambridge University that can perform thousands of simultaneous reactions on single cells and molecules contained within aqueous droplets, fractions of a millimetre in size.

This platform enables diverse applications including: miniaturised profiling of drug candidates, identification of novel algal strains and generation of new biocatalysts.

Sphere Fluidics has established commercial partnerships, won several waves of investment and has received almost £8 million in funding to date.

Picture by Cameo Photography,

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