On November 02, 2022, outstanding personalities of the Austrian economy were honored with Medals of Honor of the Republic of Austria by Federal Minister Martin Kocher. Our executive board member and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Eva Prieschl-Grassauer was awarded the Golden Decoration of Merit of the Republic of Austria ("Goldenes Verdienstzeichen der Republik Österreich"). She was awarded this medal for her excellent scientific work and its translation into commercial success. Eva Prieschl-Grassauer, as co-founder and executive board member of Marinomed Biotech AG, together with her team identified the virus-blocking properties of an active ingredient from red seaweed and recognized its potential for use against viral infections. The active ingredient is available under the name Carragelose® in products such as nasal sprays, throat sprays and lozenges for the supportive treatment and prevention of respiratory viral infections in many countries worldwide. Last year, Carragelose® was also found to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 and some of the emerging viral variants.
We congratulate Eva very much for this extraordinary award!
We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the other honorees on receiving a Medal of Honor.
The press release of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Economy can be found here and photos of the event here.
Photos: © BMAW/Holy