Article posted: Aug 15, 2016

Finalists Announced for OBN Awards 2016

Abingdon, UK,  OBN Ltd, the membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, today announces the finalists of its 8th Annual Awards covering Biotech, Medtech, Synthetic Biology and Digital Health.  The OBN Awards remain proudly independent, celebrating innovation and achievement across the UK life sciences industry and recognising achievements from emerging to late stage R&D companies as well as life sciences investors.


A judging panel comprising a range of industry experts has been assembled to decide the overall winner in each category, with the winning companies being announced at the OBN Awards Ceremony on Thursday 6th October at the Oxford Town Hall.


John Harris, CEO of OBN, commented: “We are delighted with the great number of quality entries we received this year, in particular the Best Start-Up Biotech, Best Start-Up Medtech and the Best Implementation of Digital Healthcare Award categories.  We are looking forward to celebrating some exciting new businesses and sharing some impressive achievements across the industry at our Awards in October.”



Best Start-up Biotech Company Award:
Kindly sponsored by Penningtons Manches
Freeline Therapeutics


Best Emerging Biotech Company Award:
Kindly Sponsored by Covance
Mereo BioPharma Group
Ziarco Pharma


Best Established Biotech Company Award:
Kindly sponsored by Premier Research
Heptares Therapeutics


Best Start-up Medtech Company Award:
Kindly Sponsored by JA Kemp
Oxford Endovascular
Precision Ocular


Best Emerging Medtech Company Award:
Kindly sponsored by World Courier
Edinburgh Molecular Imaging
Quantum Imaging
Polyphotonix Medical


Best Established Medtech Company Award:
Kindly sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher
Oxford Nanopore
Oxford Immunotec


Best Emerging UK Synthetic Biotech Company Award:
Kindly sponsored by SynbiCITE
Green Biologics
Touchlight Genetics
Chain Biotech


Best Implementation of Digital Healthcare Award:
Kindly sponsored by EY


Best UK Life Sciences Incubator Award:
Kindly sponsored by James Cowper Kreston
BioHub at Alderley Park
Life Sciences Hub Wales
Stevenage Biosciences Catalyst


Highest Impact Investor Award:
Cambridge Enterprise
Imperial Innovations


Individual tickets for the awards on Thursday 6th October are still available, to book please visit