Award Categories

Award Categories

Best Start-up Biotech

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Recognises a UK registered start-up biotech company that best meets the following criteria:

  • Incorporated in the UK on or after 1 June 2016
  • Making an impact on the industry via significant news flow
  • Proof of successful seed or Series A fundraising
  • Early clinical trial activity
  • Clear evidence of  early stage implementation of a robust business plan

Best Emerging Biotech

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Recognises a UK registered emerging biotech company that best meets the following criteria:

  • Incorporated in the UK on or after 1 June 2013 but before 1 June 2016
  • Evidence of a credible product pipeline
  • Proof of significant clinical trial activity
  • Making an impact on the industry via significant news flow
  • Proof of continued fundraising
  • Evidence of a strong team in place
  • Proof of developing partnerships and collaborations
  • Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

Best Established Biotech

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Recognises a UK registered established biotech company that best meets the following criteria:

  • Incorporated in the UK before 1 June 2013
  • Strong progress in clinical trials
  • Making an impact on the industry via significant news flow
  •  Proof of ongoing fundraising
  • Evidence of business success and deals
  • Proof of established partnerships and collaborations

Best Diagnostic Medtech

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This category is open to all diagnostic medtech companies who are asked to submit a c.250 word summary to include:

  • A summary outline of the technology
  • Why it is different
  • How it is/will be impactful
  • What is the speed of progress

Best Imaging Medtech

This category is open to all imaging medtech companies who are asked to submit a c.250 word summary to include:

  • A summary outline of the technology
  • Why it is different
  • How it is/will be impactful
  • What is the speed of progress

Best Innovative Medtech Company (non-Diagnostic or Imaging)

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This category is open to all medtech companies (non-imaging or diagnostic) who are asked to submit a c.250 word summary to include:

  •  A summary outline of the technology include granted or pending patents
  •  Why it is different
  • How it is/will be impactful
  • What is the speed of progress

Best Implementation of Digital Technology for Healthcare

Recognises a company using a digital technology to improve patient outcomes, and who best meet the following criteria:

  • Incorporated in the UK before 1 June 2013
  • Proof of how the digital technology supports patients in the self-management of their health/condition
  • Evidence of how the technology improves the health of patients and improves patient-healthcare system interaction and efficiency
  • Evidence of uptake by health care providers/NHS
  • Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

Best Specialist CRO

Recognises an outstanding contract research organisation working in a niche area e.g., paediatric disease/clinical research, formulation development and regulatory, who best meet the following criteria:

  • Can provide evidence of niche status
  • Proof of an outstanding client service record, to include testimonials and endorsements
  • Evidence of strategic impact for the client
  • Strong business alliances to supplement core skills

Best Sector Support Organisation

This is a broad ranging award that recognises outstanding levels of support or service to companies in the life sciences sector.  The winner could be a CRO, law firm, IP agent, science park, sector organisation or government body.

Applicants are asked to submit a c.250 word summary of how they provide outstanding support to the industry

Best Emerging Synthetic Biology

Sponsored and Judged Exclusively by:

 

This award recognises the emerging industrial or synthetic biology company that has the most promise.  Entrants will be assessed on capital raised, level of innovation and their likely disruptive impact

The BioSeed™ ‘One to Watch’ Award

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This award recognises an organisation or individual that has recently received grant funding or seed stage funding and presented at the BioSeed pitching event in November 2017.

The judges will consider the broad progress that each entrant has made since November, in line with their business strategy.

Special Recognition Award

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This award celebrates a pioneering individual whose continued support throughout the Life Sciences industry has enabled the growth and development of many start-up and emerging companies.

Voted for exclusively by the OBN Award Judging Panel

Outstanding Achievement Award

This category will be awarded to the company who is a true inspiration to the rest of the industry, and one that the judges felt were the most innovative, forward thinking, bold and stood out from their peers.