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How
To Enter
We welcome entries in the following 13 categories from companies and organisations incorporated in the UK or Europe.  Companies and organisations can either self-nominate or you are welcome to nominate a company or organisation and we will make contact with them to request a formal entry.  For any queries about the process please email: jane.odriscoll@obn.org.uk.  The deadline for first round entries is WEDNESDAY 10 JULY 2019.
 
2019 Award Categories

Award Category 

Entry Criteria

Best Start-up Biotech Company

 

 

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

·         Incorporated on or after 1 Jan 2017

·         Proof of successful seed or Series A fundraising or grant success

·         Early clinical trial activity or proof of concept

·         Clear evidence of early stage implementation of a robust business plan 

·         Evidence of news flow

Best Emerging Biotech Company

 

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

·         Incorporated in the UK or Europe on or after 1 Jan 2014 but before 1 Jan 2017

·         Evidence of a credible product pipeline or proof of concept

·         Proof of significant clinical trial activity

·         Proof of continued fundraising

·         Evidence of a strong team in place – Management and Board

·         Proof of developing partnerships and collaborations

·         Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·         Evidence of news flow

·         Well organised, updated and informative website

Best Established Biotech
Company

 

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

·         Incorporated before 1 Jan 2014

·         Strong progress in clinical trials or product development

·         Proof of ongoing fundraising

·         Evidence of business success and deals

·         Evidence of a strong team in place

·         Proof of established partnerships and collaborations

·         Evidence of news flow

Best Start-up Medtech Company

 

 

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

·         Incorporated on or after 1 Jan 2017

·         Proof of successful seed or Series A fundraising

·         A summary outline of the technology, why it is different and how/why it will be impactful

·         Clear evidence of early stage implementation of a robust business plan 

·         Evidence of news flow

Best Emerging Medtech Company

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

·         Incorporated in the UK or Europe on or after 1 Jan 2014 but before 1 Jan 2017

·         A summary outline of the technology, why it is different and how it is starting to positively impact patients

·         Proof of continued fundraising

·         Evidence of a strong team in place – Management and Board

·         Proof of developing partnerships and collaborations

·         Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·         Evidence of clinical trial activity/addressing regulatory challenges

·         Evidence of news flow

·         Well organised, updated and informative website

Best Established Medtech Company

 

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

·         Incorporated before 1 Jan 2014

·         A summary outline of the technology, why it is different and how it is going to or is making a significant impact on patients

·         Proof of ongoing fundraising, or income generation

·         Clinical trial activity and success

·         Evidence of sales and marketing activity success

·         Proof of developing partnerships and collaborations

·         Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·         Evidence of a strong team in place

·         Evidence of news flow

Most Transformative Digital Healthcare Company

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

·         Incorporated in the UK or Europe before 1 Jan 2014  

·         Evidence of how the technology is improving patient outcomes either a clinical setting or via self-management

·         Evidence of uptake by patients or health care providers in the UK or abroad

·         Clear evidence of a robust business plan to support continued growth

·         Evidence of news flow

·         Website functionality

Best CRO

 

 

This award is intended to recognise outstanding performance by a larger CRO’s providing a broad range of services - clinical trials, contract research, development and manufacturing, regulatory etc.  Please provide the following information to support your entry:

·         An overview of the services you provide including differentiators between you and competitors

·         Examples of companies that you have supported from conception to market approval

·         Sample client testimonials and endorsements

·         Evidence of strategic impact for the client

Best Specialist CRO

 

 

Recognises an outstanding specialist contract research organisation which provides support to the life sciences industry.  Please provide the following information to support your entry:

·         An overview of the niche service you provide

·         Examples of companies that you have supported from conception to market approval

·         Sample client 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 data management company, law firm, IP agent, science park, sector organisation or government body.  

 

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

 

Please include positive case studies from clients/customers highlighting how the support has positively impacted their business.

The BioSeed™ ‘One to Watch’ Award

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 January 2019. 

 

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

Most Innovative Big Pharma Organisation

This award celebrates a Big Pharma organisation which, over the past 18 months (from June 2018) has been the most successful at:

·         Recognising acquisition and strategic activity

·         Achieving success in creating technology via their own pipeline

·         Demonstrating success in collaborating on external R&D projects

·         Generating a strong flow of drug approvals

Special Recognition Award 

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