Axion BioSystems, a life science company focused on solving problems related to human heart and brain activity, received the Society for Laboratory Automaton and Screening’s New Product Award.
The company is 2012 ATDC Signature graduate of Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center. It also is a graduate of Georgia Tech’s VentureLab incubator, which is designed to help Tech researchers, students, or staff, validate and commercialize their ideas.
Axion’s products, Lumos, a high-throughput optical stimulation device, and Maestro APEX the industry’s first robotic platform for automation of microelectrode array assays, competed against 40 product submissions. Together, they earned best in show based on market opportunity, impact, originality and proof of concept.
“We have an immensely talented team in all facets of our organization. One of our company’s missions is to bring innovative, easy-to-use products to the scientific community thereby enabling greater discoveries,” said Thomas O’Brien, Axion President and CEO. “Though recently introduced, both are already in place for use in Safety Pharmacology, Drug Discovery and basic research. To be recognized by our peers for enabling that work is quite an honor.”