Nebu~Flow wins prestigious new Institute of Physics award

Nebu~Flow, a spin-out from the University of Glasgow, has been awarded one of the first ever Institute of Physics Lee Lucas Business Awards for their exceptional efforts in developing a new generation of nebuliser. NebuFlow’s technology will for the first time allow new treatments for lung disease to be delivered efficiently, improving the lives of millions of sufferers.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics, and the leading body for practising physicists, in the UK and Ireland. With a rich history of supporting business innovation and growth, it is committed to working with ‘physics-based’ businesses, and companies that apply and employ physics and physicists.
The IOP’s prestigious Business Awards are unique in the UK and Ireland in recognising the significant contribution that physicists and physics make in industry.A young boy holds the Nebu-Flow nebulizer to his mouth. An overlay graphic shows medication being dispensed from the nebulizer into the boy's mouth.

There are three categories of awards – Business Innovation, Business Start-Up Award and the Lee Lucas Award – so businesses at any stage of their development are eligible; from start-ups to multi-national corporations.
The Lee Lucas Award has been introduced by the IOP for the first time this year as a new category within the Business Awards.  It recognises and celebrates early stage companies taking innovative products into the medical and healthcare sector. This award has been made possible by the generosity of Dr Mike Lee & his wife Mrs Ann Lee (née Lucas).

Nebu~Flow CEO, Elijah Nazarzadeh, said: “Understanding the physics of fluids by controlling the interactions between surface acoustic waves, liquids and air has enabled Nebu~Flow to provide a unique innovation that solves a global healthcare problem.”

“The Lee Lucas Award is a great recognition for the company and will enable us to access the IOP’s support network to develop our business and deliver strong economic and social impacts in the treatment of both infectious and non-communicable diseases of the lungs.”

Institute of Physics President, Jonathan Flint, said:
“The IOP Business Awards recognise and reward the achievements of physics-based businesses of all sizes; innovative companies that have developed new technologies or repurposed existing ones, and that are at the cutting edge of the UK and Ireland’s scientific research and development.

“These companies, old and new, large and small, have the power to drive the economy. They use the applications of physics to create positive individual, social, industrial and economic change, both at home and overseas.
“Rarely has the need to recognise and encourage our scientists been more apparent. We must continue to encourage, reward and invest in our researchers. Their commitment, drive and imaginations help to keep us comfortable, healthy and safe.”

First published: 9 July 2020

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