Keele University Science and Business Park-based DTL, which specialises in assessing the safety of drugs and chemicals, has won first prize in a business competition.
Dermal Technology Laboratory Ltd was awarded the first prize of £4,000 in the Business Boost contest, organised by the Knutton and Cross Heath Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder and Newcastle Borough Council. The competition was open to businesses which have been trading for less than three years and are keen to develop their ventures. DTL was selected as the winner from 24 entries who submitted their business plans and trading performance to the panel of judges.
Professor Jon Heylings, Professor of Toxicology at Keele and Chairman of DTL, said: “We are delighted to have won this award as it will enable us to set up several dermatology-related projects with the University, including a PhD studentship with Pharmacy on MRSA infection and novel research on the dermal absorption of metals with Chemistry.”