Cuban Scientist Receives Important Award

HAVANA TIMES — Nuclear physicist Noriel Pavon Hernandez, a Cuban resident in Spain, in Valencia on Tuesday received the “Entrepreneur Prize” as part of the 2012 King Jaime I Awards, reported El Pais newspaper.

The jury noted “the positive social impact on health care of the high-technology innovation promoted by the entrepreneur through the creation of a company that improves the system for clinical diagnosis and the treatment of cancer.”

Pavon, a graduate from Havana’s Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technologies, is the founder and president (since 2003) of the Spanish company Oncovision GEM-Imagining.