Renishaw, the global engineering technologies company, has announced that it has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014 in the Innovations category for its inVia Raman microscope.
The prestigious award was granted for the continuous development of the inVia, with ultra-fast Raman imaging, which enables the rapid generation of high-definition 2D and 3D chemical images for material analysis. This is the company’s 17 Queen’s Award since its formation in 1973 and its eighth in just 11 years.
Sir David McMurtry, Renishaw’s chairman and CEO, said, “Although we have won many Queen’s Awards, this is very special as it is the first to recognise our achievements outside the field of industrial metrology. We are now benefitting from a long-term commitment to the development of the inVia system, which has become the Raman analysis system of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious research institutions, and a contributor to global research in an exciting range of advanced materials applications such as graphene. Congratulations to all the Renishaw staff around the world that have contributed to the success of this internationally acclaimed research system.”