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Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 5:54pm

A Cork professor has been honoured for her work on pregnancy diagnostics.

Dr Louise Kenny, Founding Director at Metabolomic Diagnostics, won the award for her work in the development of ground-breaking predictive pregnancy diagnostics.

Dr Kenny walked away with a prize at the Women Mean Business (WMB) Annual Conference and Awards this week, winning the WMB Woman in Technology Award.

The WMB Awards, held in Dublin, recognised the achievements of businesswomen and entrepreneurs across Ireland.

Six awards were presented with Lisa Dillon, Managing Director of EMEA Inside Sales, Microsoft taking the overall WMB Businesswoman Award 2017.

Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Frances Fitzgerald said at the event: “With the variety of awards here today, we can see the breadth of women’s ingenuity and ability to perform at a high level in the business world.

“Women networks and platforms, such as Women Mean Business, are crucial to encouraging more women to advance their careers and establish their own businesses.”

The day-long event featured speakers including Sinéad McSweeney, Vice President of Public Policy & Communications EMEA and Managing Director of Twitter Ireland, Consultant Psychologist Dr Damien Lowry and Evelyn O’Toole, Founder and CEO of Complete Laboratory Solutions and WMB Businesswoman 2016.

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