UK's IVF pioneer receives lifetime achievement award
Paula Woodward HFEA, HFEA
01 October 2008

Professor Bob Edwards has received a Lifetime Achievement award at this year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

Professor Edwards pioneered the research and led the development of IVF, the technique that has led to the birth of more than three million babies worldwide.

The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards 2008, sponsored by The Co-operative, marked its 10th anniversary with a glittering gala in central London.

More than 100 of the UK’s biggest stars came together to honour the most remarkable people of the year - the nation's unsung heroes.

Professor Lisa Jardine, Chair of the HFEA, said:  "Bob Edwards' pioneering medical research in IVF is something we in the UK should all be enormously proud of.  He has brought enormous happiness to millions of people worldwide, for whom it would otherwise not have been possible to have a family."

The ceremony will be broadcast on ITV3 tonight at 8pm.

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