Newcastle, UK, January 3rd, 2014.
QuantuMDx Group’s CEO and Co-Founder Elaine Warburton has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2014.
Elaine will become Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition for her services to health innovation over the last 25 years. In particular, for her work driving innovation within the field of rapid DNA based diagnostics at QuantuMDx, which will help address the humanitarian health burdens of infectious diseases and cancer.
Elaine said “Receiving an OBE is such an amazing honour and recognition of one’s efforts is immensely humbling.
Since a young age, it has always been my desire to play a role in shaping healthcare so that it delivers the very best technologies and services to anyone irrespective of where they live in the world. When my aunt married into Lord William Beveridge’s family, I read his research papers on his vision of ‘equal access to healthcare and justice for all’ that were subsequently to provide the infrastructure for Britain’s National Health Service and Welfare State founded in 1948. This had a profound effect on me and I realized that in order to achieve health equality the rule book had to not only be re-written, re-designed but also future-proofed.
Whilst I have had my fair share of knocks and scrapes over the years, which have given me greater insights into successfully commercializing technologies, I have always been blessed with highly supportive and loving family and friends and wonderful colleagues, particularly within QuantuMDx, who not only share my vision but are highly inventive, hard working, full of fun and an absolute joy to work with.”