EPSRC-funded SONOPILL Programme wins National Instruments Engineering Impact Award 

November 2017: A team led by Prof. Sandy Cochran from the University of Glasgow and Prof. Marc Desmulliez from Heriot-Watt University won the 2018 EMEIA Engineering Impact Awards in the Innovative Research category.

The EMEIA awards, sponsored by the multi-national company, National Instruments, celebrate the most innovative projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Each year, over 200 engineers, scientists, researchers and educators from around the globe submit their most impactful and technically challenging systems created by National Instruments software and hardware. 

This year, the Sonopill Programme, sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and including the Universities of Dundee and Leeds as well as Heriot-Watt and Glasgow, won this award for their research in creating multi-modal digestible endoscopic capsules for the diagnosis of pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract.

Entrants from Sonopill were Dr. Gerard Cummins, Dr. Holly Lay, David Lines, Prof. Desmulliez and Cochran.

The winners of the award are automatic entrants in the global competition at NI week in Austin, Texas. Overall winners will be announced in March 2019.

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