AlphaBiolabs was presented with another award this week making a total of three prestigious awards within a year.
It all started in 2016 when AlphaBiolabs won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation for developing the fastest DNA test in the world (at that time). Continuing on from then, AlphaBiolabs has put innovation at the forefront and continues to develop services to enhance its customers’ options and experience.
In June, the company won the Liverpool Echo Knowledge Business of the Year award. The Awards Ceremony at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral saw the company fight off strong competition from shortlisted companies Perfectus Biomed Ltd and the National Oceanography Centre.
In November, AlphaBiolabs was crowned Manchester Evening News Business of the Year 2019 (Turnover £1–5 million) after beating North West firms Boda Skins and AccessPay. The winner was announced by the sponsor Salford Business School at the award ceremony at the Principal Hotel in Manchester.
The latest award from Business Masters was for the Innovation category. The prize was presented at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester and rounded off the financial year with a Hat Trick of awards.
Accepting the award, Commercial Director Rachel Davenport said: “It’s absolutely amazing to win this third award within the last 12 months”.
“We are thrilled that our hard work this year has paid off and that we are being recognised with these three respected awards. I would like to personally thank everyone in the company for all their hard work and valued contribution which has made winning these awards possible.”
Innovation at the heart of everything
This year AlphaBiolabs launched its DNA toothbrush test, which is the first test of its kind in the UK. Its scientists also launched nail clipping DNA analysis. An advantage of these tests is that they can be used when an individual is deceased. The DNA collected could be used to prove a biological relationship or create a lasting memento. The tests also allow for more discreet testing for cases such as when children are involved in paternity disputes.
This year AlphaBiolabs also became the first European company to perform non-invasive prenatal DNA testing in-house. This makes AlphaBiolabs the only UK-based laboratory that can perform this testing to determine paternity of a baby before birth. The advanced procedure analyses the baby’s DNA that is found within the mother’s bloodstream, and required substantial investment in new equipment.
This year, AlphaBiolabs also launched its baby gender test, which can accurately and non-invasively determine the gender of a baby before birth.
The future is bright
Rachel Davenport said: “We are continuing to grow our teams and develop the innovations further. We are excited for the future and have some great plans coming up.”