Professor Paul Sibbons and a team working at Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research have been awarded the Cutler’s Prize for 2013.

This is a once a year, highly prestigious and competitive award administered by the Royal College of Surgeons and is awarded for outstanding practical Innovation in Surgery.

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Professor Paul Sibbons and the team receiving the award from the Master of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers, in the presence of the President of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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The Master of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers and Professor Sibbons discussing the award.

The Cutlers prize was awarded for an innovative method of clearing smoke from laparoscopic electrosurgery fields, which works by ionising smoke particles and electrostatically removing them from the field of vision.

The award recognises the high quality of innovative surgical science carried out at NPIMR and further establishes NPIMR as an international leader in the field.