EM Imaging Win Best Emerging Medtech Company Award

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EM Imaging Win Best Emerging Medtech Company Award

7 Oct 2016 | Awards, Events


OBN Awards 2016

Winners Recognised at Industry Leading Event

EM Imaging CEO Ian Wilson celebrates wining the Best Emerging Medtech Company Award at OBN 2016. 

At the OBN Awards 2016 dinner in Oxford last night,  Edinburgh Molecular Imaging were awarded the Best Emerging Medtech Company Award.

 The Awards, which are in their 8th year, celebrate the best of UK life sciences – outstanding innovation, fundraisers and achievements – underlining the pre-eminence of the UK sector in the global marketplace. 

John Harris, CEO of OBN , said: “We are thrilled with the high quality of nominees this year which made picking just one winner in each category very difficult.   We work hard to keep the awards fresh and have introduced several new categories this year to reflect industry trends. The turn-out and support we’ve received is a true reflection of how buoyant our industry is and I would like to thank our sponsors for helping us make the OBN Awards the success it is today.”


The winners are:

 Best Start-up Biotech Company Award
Sponsored by Penningtons Manches
Winner: OxStem – for its disruptive approach to the field of regenerative medicine

Best Emerging Biotech Company Award , 
Sponsored by Covance
Winner: Mereo BioPharma Group – for extraordinary progress in the development of products focused on rare and specialty disease area

 Best Established Biotech Company Award , 
Sponsored by Premier Research
Winner: Heptares Therapeutics, for their outstanding acquisitions, impressive product pipeline and industry leading technology

 Best Start-up Medtech Company Award , 
Sponsored by JA Kemp
Winner: Precision Ocular, f or making great progress in their strategy to develop novel therapeutics and drug delivery systems to treat retinal disease

 Best Emerging Medtech Company Award
Sponsored by World Courier
Winner:  Edinburgh Molecular Imaging, for the rapid discovery and clinical development of their optical imaging “SMART Agents”

Best Established Medtech Company Award , 
Sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher
Winner: Oxford Nanopore Technologies, for developing the world’s first and only nanopore DNA sequencer

Best Emerging UK Synthetic Biotech Company Award
Sponsored by SynbiCITE
Winner: Touchlight Genetics, for developing an innovative, in vitro dual enzyme process that produces DNA at commercial scale and quality

Best Implementation of Digital Healthcare Award
Sponsored by EY
Winner: Congenica, for its cloud-based technology that supports whole genome analysis from a single DNA test

 Best UK Life Sciences Incubator Award
Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston
Winner: BioHub at Alderley Park, for running an excellent BioHub that has supported 188 companies and over 600 people resulting in 49 Virtual Companies and 10 Physical Companies

Highest Impact Investor Award
Sponsored by N+1 SINGER
Winner: Mercia Technologies, for focusing on the creation, funding and scaling of early stage, innovative technology businesses with high growth, global potential from the UK regions

 Best Public-Private Collaboration Award
Sponsored by Oxford AHSN
Winner: The Structural Genomics Consortium

Outstanding Achievement Award
Winner: Oxford Nanopore Technologies, for being extremely disruptive in their field and setting an excellent example to the industry

 Special Recognition Award

Winner: Neil Woodford CBE, Founding Partner and Head of Investment, Woodford Investment Management