Daily Mail 19/12/2008
• An Inverness man has invented a self-testing kit which will reduce the incidence of deadly hospital acquired infections like MRSA.
The idea has won 38-year-old Ben Chambers an award and 'Dragon's Den'-style mentoring by a top Highland businessman to make his life-saver widely available.
Ben took the prize for the most innovative idea at the UHI Business Idea Competition, hosted by Inverness College UHI.
He was one of three winners announced at the competition, which aims to reward strong business ideas.
Mr Chambers, of Crown Drive, came up with the proposal after his mother had a hip replacement.
He said: 'It seemed ridiculous that she was only tested for hospital-acquired infections when she was already in hospital.
'Had her test been positive, she could have passed the infection on to several other patients before doctors and nurses were aware of it.
'I came up with the idea for a simple, easy-to-use home-test kit that patients can use themselves before being admitted.'