June 2022

Cyted’s Co-Founder awarded OBE in Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours

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As part of the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List 2022, Professor Fitzgerald was recognised for her unwavering commitment to improving the early diagnosis of cancer, in particular her lifetime work on the Cytosponge.

The Queen's Birthday Honours mark the extraordinary contributions and service of people across the UK.

In addition to Professor Fitzgerald’s award, Cambridge has been highlighted as an innovation hotspot, with industry leaders and academics across sectors being recognised for their incredible work.

Professor Fitzgerald, Professor of Cancer Prevention and Co-Founder at Cyted, said: "It is an exciting but long path from the seed of an idea through to implementation of the Cytosponge in the NHS, and receiving this award is an honour and a tremendous boost for me and the whole team who continue to strive to improve the early diagnosis of cancer."

Marcel Gehrung, CEO and Co-Founder at Cyted, said: “I am extremely proud of my fellow Co-Founder on receiving this well-deserved honour, and I know the whole team are with me on extending our deepest congratulations. We have come a long way in recent years and we know there is a huge potential for the Cytosponge to save thousands of lives across the globe, through the earlier and faster detection of cancer.

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