6 Dec 2022
Lixa have been announced as the winners of the WA Innovator of the Year 2022 Wesfarmers Wellbeing Platinum award winners.
We are delighted to share that Lixa has received the 2022 WA Innovator of the Year Awards' Wesfarmers Wellbeing Platinum Award for NeoX, a platform technology mitigating antimicrobial resistant bacterial infections.
The Wesfarmers Wellbeing Platinum Award recognises WA innovators who have developed an outstanding innovation, which raises the profile of WA and contributes to developing WA’s reputation as an innovative and pioneering state.
At Lixa, our mission is to resolve recurring microbial infections and contaminations for anyone, anything and anywhere.
By 2050, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is expected to result in 10 million deaths globally. AMR happens when harmful microbes develop the ability to survive or become resistant to antimicrobials such as antibiotics – which unfortunately happens faster than new antibiotics can be developed.
Lixa has found a potentially game-changing solution that rescues existing antibiotics from bacterial resistance by dissolving the bacterial biofilm: the protective coating surrounding bacterial colonies.
Biofilms are impenetrable to antibiotics or even the immune system, and underlie 80% of chronic, recurring infections.
The Western Australia Innovator of the Year program has showcased innovative and entrepreneurial individuals, businesses and creative minds since 2006.