2020 Bionow Digital Awards – Shortlisted Nominees Announced

2020 Bionow Digital Awards – Shortlisted Nominees Announced

Published on 19/01/2021
2020 Bionow Digital Awards – Shortlisted Nominees Announced
We are delighted and excited to announce that the Bionow Awards will take place via a digital ceremony on Thursday 4th February 2021.

Showcasing the best of this world class sector, the prestigious Bionow Awards remains a highlight of the life sciences calendar. The online ceremony will bring the sector together, celebrate excellence and if you wish provides an opportunity to dust off your black tie or evening dress and pop open the champagne - we can mark the occasion in style!

Getting together for this special event will recognise the outstanding success and achievements of those who have worked tirelessly this year and spotlight the incredible progress that has been made during this challenging period. What better way to kick start 2021 than to take our hats off to those dedicated companies and individuals.

The 2020 shortlisted nominees are:

Bionow Start Up of the Year Sponsored by RSM UK
LUNAC Therapeutics
QV Bioelectronics

Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year Sponsored by Mills & Reeve
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Bubble-PAPR: Powered Air-Purifying Respirator hood – protection for everyone

Sky Medical Technology
Project: GekoTM device: Preventing blood clots in obstetrics patients

Project: Repurposing of a novel wound dressing into an antiviral face mask filter and alcohol-free hand sanitiser 

Bionow Project of the Year Sponsored by Waters Corporation
Centre for Process Innovation
Project: MicroSUN: Microfluidics Scale-up of Nanoformulations

Medicines Discovery Catapult and University of Leeds
Project: Therapeutic Microbubbles safely administer toxic cancer drugs

Phoenix DX
Project: An automated point-of-care device for rapid diagnosis of respiratory infection

S. M. Discovery Group
Project: Nanoligand-Carriers: A versatile drug delivery platform technology for Alzheimer’s disease

Bionow Product of the Year Sponsored by The Innovation Agency / Yorkshire & Humber AHSN / Health Innovation Manchester / North East and North Cumbria AHSN
Product: Mavis: Mass Vaccination System

Safe Steps
Product: Safe Steps Falls Prevention

Yourgene Health
Product: Elucigene® DPYD assay

Bionow Technical Service Award Sponsored by Square One Law
Perfectus Biomed Group
Technical Service: Efficacy testing of products designed to prevent transmission of COVID-19
Quay Pharma
Technical Service: Pharmaceutical Development and GMP manufacture of Live Bio

Technical Service: Securing Document Collaboration & Remote Inspections/Audits

Bionow Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Award Sponsored by Appleyard Lees
Project: Large-scale manufacture of lyophilised Covid-19 tests

Cobra Biologics
Project: Tech transfer and manufacturing drug substance scale-up of the Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Project: Bubble-PAPR: Powered Air-Purifying Respirator hood – protection for everyone

Lighthouse Laboratory, Medicines Discovery Catapult
Project: The MDC Alderley Park Lighthouse Laboratory

Bionow Promising Technologist of the Year Sponsored by Seqirus
Jake Dickinson, Scientist: Data Modelling, Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services

Jason Lacombe, Chief Executive Officer, Veratrak

Taelor Patterson, Senior Scientist, Allergan Biologics (an Abbvie Company)

Bionow Export Award Sponsored by Life Science Integrates
Product/Service Exported: Development and Manufacture of Drug Substance and Drug products

Product/Service Exported: Process research and development services for the pharmaceutical industry

Elixir Software
Product/Service Exported: iTraX – cloud-based software allowing biopharmaceutical companies to simplify the way that scientists collaboratively plan, track and deliver their projects

Bionow AMR Award Sponsored by Infex Therapeutics
Antibiotic Research UK
Project: Adding the Patient Voice to AMR – through support and advocacy

Project: Developing Novel Antibiotics from Drug Targets Identified Using AI/ML Platform

Pedanius Therapeutics
Project: Bacterial Cell Targeted RNA Therapeutics to Overcome Antimicrobial Resistance

Bionow Investment Deal of the Year Sponsored by QIAGEN
Deal: Late stage funding leading to commercialisation of a novel systemic antifungal

Deal: Kinomica-Longwall/BGF Series A Fundraise

Yourgene Health
Deal: Acquisition of Coastal Genomics, Inc. by Yourgene Health plc

Bionow Outstanding Contribution Sponsored by Sci-Tech Daresbury / Science and Technology Facilities Council
To be announced on the evening

Bionow Company of the Year Sponsored by AstraZeneca
Cobra Biologics

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Sygnature Discovery

Geoff Davison, CEO of Bionow said “Each year we are amazed at the high quality of applications that we receive for the Bionow Awards. With the disruption and challenges that we have all experienced this year, the level of innovation and outstanding results that have been delivered is truly astounding.”
He added “How the sector has come together and worked tirelessly is remarkable and shows that we really are world-class! We very much look forward to celebrating and honouring these achievements at the Bionow Digital Awards Ceremony on 4th February”.

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