Touch Bionics, Livingston, Scotland, announced that it is a 2010 recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Touch Bionics received the award in the innovations category for its developmental achievements and commercial success of the i-LIMB Hand.
According to the Queen’s Award website, The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognize businesses for their outstanding achievements in innovation, international trade, and sustainable development.
“It could be said that our outstanding business success over the past three years has been somewhat outshone by the incredible reception given to our technology and patient stories, and so it is particularly gratifying to have secured a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which looks beyond pure technical prowess to examine the commercial aspects of a business,” said Stuart Mead, Touch Bionics’ CEO.
More than 1,200 patients worldwide have been fitted with the i-LIMB hand since its commercial launch in 2007, according to the company.