Dr. Karim Raafat, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy Beirut Arab University, won the silver medal of innovation from Beirut Innovation Show (BIS 2016) organized by the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in the period from 22/04/2016 to 23/04/2016, Beirut - Lebanon.

He won the silver prize of innovation because of his work as part of Egyptian German team on international patency entitled: "Extracts from sponge Amorphinopsis species and their use for treatment of various disorders". The main idea of this innovation that this extract was found to be useful in the treatment of cancer and has an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic effects, and can organize the work of molecular receptors.