Atif Syed, a PhD student at Edinburgh, has won the Innovation Cup with his business idea NanJect in June 2014.
The Innovation Cup is a business pitching competition for researchers, students, and graduates of the University of Edinburgh. It’s open to research or technology based business ideas or young business ventures.
Out of the 6 finalists Atif was chosen as the winner of the cup, and received a prize of £5,000.
Atif's business idea NanJect is a novel pharmaceutical patch which uses nano-needles to deliver drugs into the bloodstream. He has synthesised the nano-needles here at the SMC. At the moment the target application for NanJect is insulin delivery for diabetic patients.