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ICIS Innovation Awards 2016

Jan Czernuszka: Alpha Innovator of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Jan Czernuszka and his former student Dr Marc Swan for their ICIS 2016 Alpha Innovator of the Year Award for Product/Process Development.

Sponsored by Elsevier R&D Solutions, the award recognises Jan’s research and work in developing an innovative self-inflating tissue expander, which will significantly improve the growth of new tissue in the correct places for surgery processes in both humans and animals (particularly dental, reconstructive and cosmetic operations).

The successful resulting veterinary product (Expaniderm) launched in April 2016 is managed by Oxtex, which was founded by Jan Czernuszka and Marc Swan.