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Celebrating Innovation and Achievement in UK Life Sciences

The OBN Awards, now in their 8th year, celebrate innovation and achievement across the UK life sciences Industry. We are proud that the awards remain independent with categories that cover Biotech, Medtech, Synthetic Biology and Digital Health and recognise achievements from emerging to late stage R&D companies to large pharma and life sciences investors.

In order to build on our past successes and to meet increased demand, the 2016 Awards will take place in the wonderful setting of the Oxford Town Hall. The evening will start with a sparkling drinks reception. We are delighted to announce that Neil Woodford CBE, Founding Partner and Head of Investment, Woodford Investment Management, will be making the welcome address. The evening will then continue with a three course meal and the awards will be presented by a celebrity host.

Sponsors will gain visibility in front of 250 influential figures from the life sciences industry. They will have the opportunity to network and celebrate with current and future leaders and opinion formers – a unique and valuable opportunity not to be missed.


Dates & Times

  • Thursday 6th October  2016
  • Drinks Reception:  18.30 – 19.30
  • Dinner & Awards: 19.30 – 22.45
  • Drinks and Networking : 22.45 – 00.30


  • Men – Black tie
  • Women – Evening or cocktail dress



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