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23.11.2016 08:46

PTS Wins Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies Award

The Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS) has been awarded a prize by the Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies (FENIN) and its Technology and Health Foundation. The PTS was chosen as the recipient of the award for the institution or organisation "committed to healthcare technology, in recognition of it becoming a leading space for the creation, establishment and expansion of technology-based companies and institutions, transforming knowledge into economic and social development, especially in the pharmaceutical, biohealth and healthcare sectors."


Jesús Quero collected the prize on behalf of the PTS.

The award was collected by the managing director of the PTS Foundation, Jesús Quero, during the Technology and Health Foundation's 8th Annual Awards Ceremony, held at the headquarters of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Madrid. As he accepted the award, Mr Quero took the opportunity to remind attendees at the event that the PTS currently employs "more than 2,800 people, 46% of whom are working on R&D activities, and has already created more than 1,300 new skilled and highly skilled jobs." He also told attendees that by the time the Park is complete, "it is estimated that more than 750 million euros will have been invested in it. More than 690 million euros have already been invested."

The prize is awarded in recognition of the work done by individuals or public and private companies, organisations and institutions that have contributed or are contributing to raising awareness of the value of healthcare technology. The aim is to promote and support the careers of leading scientists and organisations, and in this way to promote high quality preclinical and clinical research in public research centres, healthcare facilities, academic institutions, private companies and associations.

The PTS must invest the 10,000-euro prize in healthcare technology-related projects, as per the conditions set out by the panel of judges that evaluated the entries for the award.