Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award – Vote Now for NuVision

20 April 17

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Voting for the Pitch@Palace People’s Choice Award is now open and Fight for Sight-funded researcher Dr Andy Hopkinson, for NuVision, is a nominee. A quick click on NuVision here will secure your vote but hurry, voting ends at midday on Tuesday 25th April!

Once you’ve registered your vote, please view and share the video on YouTube and Facebook (this also counts towards the overall voting score).

This is a great opportunity to recognise Andy’s ground-breaking work at NuVision, the UK’s first ophthalmic biotech commercialising high quality and affordable biotherapies for treating ‘front of the eye’ disease and trauma. His team worked on a revolutionary new treatment to get wounds to heal before people need surgery. They created a sterile biological wound dressing called Omnigen® that can be placed directly onto the eye quickly and easily within the critical 72 hour window. Fight for Sight then funded a new study to adapt Omingen® to let stem cells (called corneal stromal cells) use it as a scaffold to grow on. Corneal stromal cells can ‘talk’ to cells in the patient’s damaged eye tissue to bring inflammation down and encourage the tissue to mend.

Pitch@Palace is an initiative led by HRH The Duke of York, Fight for Sight’s Royal Patron. It is a key part of The Duke of York's work to support entrepreneurs and over the last three years Pitch@Palace has helped over 300 businesses grow.