Dharmica Mistry Awarded NSW Young Woman of the Year
Sydney, 9 March 2016: Dr Dharmica Mistry, Chief Scientist at BCAL Diagnostics, has been named NSW Young Woman of the Year for 2016.
Dr Mistry and BCAL Diagnostics have been leading the way in developing a blood test to detect breast cancer, which has already had an over 90% detection rate in initial trials.
BCAL Diagnostics, where Dr Mistry is co-founder, is at the forefront of a diagnostic tool that is revolutionary. Once on the market, this technology will impact the lives of millions of women around the world.
Presenting the award, Premier of NSW, Mike Baird said: “The NSW Woman of The Year Awards shine a light on the accomplishments of the many extraordinary women in NSW. Each and every nominee has made an immense contribution to their community and deserves to be publically applauded.”
“It’s a great privilege to receive this award as an acknowledgement of the vision of BCAL Diagnostics. We are determined to transform the lives of women globally by creating an easily accessible blood test for the detection of breast cancer,” said Dr Mistry.
The awards panel noted that without Dr Mistry’s “persistence, unfailing optimism and drive over the past eight years, a transformational global test may have never been developed”.
The award was presented as part of the NSW Women of the Year Awards, by the NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Women Pru Goward, at a luncheon at Parliament House in Sydney.