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Oxford Instruments plc has won the award for Best Technology Company 2008 at the annual PLC Awards. The Awards, presented last night at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, are sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers, The Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange and reward excellence amongst the smaller companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange. The Best Technology Award is given to companies whose business growth and success is attributable to the development of technology led products and services.
Chief Executive Jonathan Flint said "We celebrate 50 years of scientific excellence and innovation this year, and our technology is at the core of our success. Our strength is in the talent and expertise of our staff and I am proud to accept this award on their behalf".
Oxford Instruments has a range of high technology tools and systems that are widely used in research for sustainable energy sources, environmental protection, conservation and industrial quality control. Its products are playing a major role in the emerging nanotechnology sector.
About Oxford Instruments
From its small beginnings as almost the first Oxford University ‘spin-out’ company, Oxford Instruments is now a worldwide business supplying high technology tools and systems into diverse markets, which include industrial analysis, research, education, space, energy and the life sciences.
Our ability to observe and manipulate matter at the smallest scale allows us to exploit the emerging potential to be found in nanotechnology, addressing the global issues of protecting the environment, conserving energy, security and health.
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