2023 Bionow Annual Awards Dinner

2023 Bionow Annual Awards Dinner

Concorde Conference Centre
Thursday 7th March 2024

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The Bionow Awards are given to honour those most deserving for their ingenuity and dedication, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition. With categories to suit all organisations and individuals, we encourage everyone to consider submitting an application.

Have you closed an exceptional deal this year?
Do you have a great business support offering?
Have you developed a truly innovative product?

The prestigious Bionow Awards Dinner is a highlight of the life sciences calendar and celebrates the achievements of the sector, showcasing the very best. Invite your colleagues and clients for an unforgettable evening dining beneath the iconic Concorde, which takes pride of place in the super hangar. Grab a glass of bubbles, take a tour and imagine you’re travelling at the speed of sound to New York.
Join Bionow to mark this occasion in style - pop open the champagne and join us to celebrate all the award nominees.


Key Dates

Awards Dinner Celebration: 

Thursday 7th March 2024 at the Concorde Centre, Manchester Airport


Drinks reception from 6.30 pm and carriages at midnight

Dress code:

Black Tie


Registration will open shortly. For any further queries please contact info@bionow.co.uk

The 2023 Award Finalists Are:-

Bionow Start-Up Award
Recognises an outstanding organisation that initiated activity no earlier than January 2021 and which can demonstrate sustainability plus growth potential.

Nominees Are:



PhenUtest Diagnostics

Sponsored by
Bionow Project of the Year Award 
Applications are invited from companies, research or healthcare organisations and universities. The award recognises projects that have demonstrated a major step forward in the area of research and generated intellectual property or demonstrated an innovative and novel approach to a problem.

Nominees Are:

Agile Life Sciences: MenoGuide  

ApconiX: Seizure Liability Assays

Bouygues Energies and Services: Thermofisher Scientific - Advanced Granulation Technology 2.0  

Sponsored by 
Bionow Business Support Award - NEW FOR 2023!
Recognises the provision of innovative business support products and services. Applications are welcomed from organisations that can demonstrate the commitment, professionalism, creativity, and success of specialist support to businesses in the life sciences sector.

Nominees Are:

Boyds: Supporting the development of medicinal products for patient benefit

CPI: HealthTech Regulatory and Innovation Programme

Lean Life Science: Lean Life Science Oncology Development Programme 2

Pharmaron: Gene Therapy Contract Development & Manufacturing Organisation

Sponsored by 
Bionow Business Growth Award 
This award recognises life science organisations that can demonstrate overall exceptional growth across a broad range of measures including sustainable turnover, productivity, profitability, and staff numbers. 

Nominees Are: 

Alderley Analytical


Sai Life Sciences

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Bionow Product of the Year
Recognises an innovative, high-quality product with a clear route to market that demonstrates an innovative solution to a particular problem encountered within the industry.

Nominees Are:

ApconiX: ApconiX Seizure Liability Assays 

Decently: Melo

MYoroface: IQoro Neuromuscular Training Device

Sponsored by:       
Bionow Technical Service Award
Applications are welcomed from all life sciences companies or organisations that offer a specialist technical service to solve a particular problem encountered within the life sciences sector.

Nominees Are:

Agility Life Sciences: Futureproof Formulations Fast™

Biofortuna: Lyophilised bead IVD design and high throughput manufacture

CPI: RNA Vaccines and Therapeutics development, clinical supply and workforce training

Pd-m International: Business support to achieve Net Zero via sustainability/circular economy.

Sponsored by:  

Bionow Rising Star Award
An award which recognises an outstanding individual working in the life sciences sector within the first 5 years of their life sciences career or shortly following a career break/change. Applications are invited from colleagues who can nominate individuals who deserve this award.

Nominees Are:

Amy Smith, AstraZeneca

Faith Howard, University of Sheffield/ NANOncolytics 

Jess Andrews, CPI

Zandile Nare, Concept Life Sciences

Sponsored by: 

Bionow Social Impact Award - NEW FOR 2023!
This award will recognise activities which have resulted in a significant, positive change by addressing a pressing social challenge within the life sciences sector.

Nominees Are:

Afro-Caribbean Commercial Science Network

Health Equity North

PBD Biotech

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Sponsored by
Bionow Internationalisation Award - NEW FOR 2023!
This award recognises organisations trading their products, services, and expertise overseas that can demonstrate internationalisation successes such as increased export sales, new locations, markets or products and services (including clinical trials). 

Nominees Are:

Cresset Biomolecular Discovery



Sponsored by: 

Bionow Partnership and Collaboration Award 

Recognises the achievement of a significant commercial outcome through collaboration or partnership involving at least one life sciences industry partner plus at least one other partner from academia, NHS, charity, third sector or industry.

Nominees Are:

Labman Automation, Developing Micropore’s PathfinderTM/AXFTM product line.

Neotherix, Seton-Scaffold Device Consortium

University of Manchester, Skin health and ageing research with impact

Sponsored by: 
Bionow Investment Deal of the Year
Applications are welcomed from any organisation that has closed a significant financial deal from 1st August 2022 to 30th November 2023. 

Nominees Are:

Bruntwood SciTech: Bruntwood SciTech £500m Investment to grow the UK’s life science, tech & innovation economy

NunaBio: Seed Funding

ScubaTx: ScubaTx closes Seed Round and Brings in First Institutional Investor

Sponsored by: 
Bionow Company of the Year
By invitation only 

Nominees Are:

Blueberry Therapeutics

Iksuda Therapeutics

Sterling Pharma Solutions

Sygnature Discovery

Sponsored by
Bionow Outstanding Contribution 
To be announced in the evening

Sponsored by   

Venue Information


Concorde Conference Centre,
Wilmslow Old Rd,
WA15 8XQ