2021 Bionow Awards Shortlisted Nominees Announced!

2021 Bionow Awards Shortlisted Nominees Announced!

Published on 07/02/2022
2021 Bionow Awards Shortlisted Nominees Announced!

We are excited to announce that the entries for the 2021 Bionow Awards have now been reviewed and the nominees have been finalised.

With over 80 applications, the competition was tough and the standard extremely high so we would like to thank everyone who entered for producing such a high-calibre shortlist!

About the Awards

Showcasing the best of the life sciences sector, the prestigious Bionow Awards remains a highlight of the industry calendar. Back in-person at the luxurious Concorde Conference Centre, the black tie ceremony will bring people together to celebrate excellence and provides an opportunity to dust off your glad rags 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 over the last twelve months and spotlight the incredible progress that has been made during this challenging period. What better way to kick start 2022 than to take our hats off to those dedicated companies and individuals.



The 2021 Nominees Shortlist

Bionow Start Up of the Year Sponsored by RSM UK

  • Cryoniss
  • FibroFind Ltd
  • Pandeia Therapeutics Limited

Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year Sponsored by Mills & Reeve

  • Sky Medical, Technology, Sky Medical Technology’s geko™ device improves care following kidney transplantation
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Delivering Advanced Therapies to NHS Patients at Scale
  • University of Liverpool, Combined Intelligence for Population Health Action (CIPHA)

Bionow Project of the Year Sponsored by Waters Corporation

  • LightOx, Apollo - Anti-fibrotic photodynamic therapy to relieve scleroderma
  • QuantuMDx Group, Rapid deployment of the Q-POC SARS-CoV-2 cassette with Univac
  • Reacta Healthcare, Development of peanut allergy diagnostics
  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Shoulder Reduction Assistance Device

Bionow Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Award Sponsored by SRG

  • Alderley Park Lighthouse Laboratory, Alderley Park Lighthouse Laboratory
  • Aptamer Group, Optimer®-enabled Microtox®PD Wastewater Monitoring for COVID-19
  • Origin Healthcare Services, Aseptic Filling Facility design build and production in 5 months
  • University of Liverpool, Liverpool Covid-SMART Community Testing Pilot

Bionow Product of the Year Sponsored by The Innovation Agency | Yorkshire & Humber AHSN | Health Innovation Manchester | AHSN North East & North Cumbria

  • Balance App, Balance App Limited
  • QuantuMDx Group, Q-POC™ SARS-CoV-2 assay
  • Yourgene Health, LightBench® Powered by Ranger® Technology
  • OLM Diagnostics Ltd, AurisID

Bionow Technical Service Award Sponsored by Square One Law

  • Aptamer Group, Optimer® platform to enable the life sciences
  • ATMPS Ltd, Hataali blockchain based platform for ATMP supply chains
  • Cresset Discovery, Cresset Discovery – Computational Solutions to Biological Problems
  • Medicines Discovery Catapult, Medicines Discovery Catapult – Biomarker Discovery & Validation

Bionow Promising Technologist of the Year Sponsored by Seqirus

  • Chas Nelson, gliff.ai
  • Hollie Leighton, Perfectus Biomed Group
  • Molly Jowsey, QuantuMDx Group
  • Ruth Watkinson, The University of Manchester

Bionow Export Award Sponsored by DLA Piper

  • CatSci Ltd
  • Fibrofind Ltd
  • Liverpool ChiroChem Limited

Bionow AMR Award Sponsored by Infex Therapeutics

  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, The Swab and Send microbial library for antimicrobial discovery
  • PhenUtest Diagnostics, Point-of-care urinary tract infection diagnostic to minimise antibiotic mis-prescribing
  • Medicines Discovery Catapult, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Syndicate

Bionow Investment Deal of the Year Sponsored by QIAGEN

  • BiVictriX Therapeutics, AIM-IPO of BiVictriX Therapeutics
  • Aptamer Group, Aptamer Group IPO on AIM market
  • Iksuda Therapeutics, $47m financing round to accelerate differentiated Antibody Drug Conjugate pipeline

Bionow Company of the Year Sponsored by AstraZeneca

  • Aptamer Group
  • FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • SGS Quay Pharma

Bionow Outstanding Contribution Sponsored by Sci-Tech Daresbury | Science and Technology Facilities Council

To be announced on the evening

Geoff Davison, CEO of Bionow said: “We were blown away by the quality of the applications we received this year and are thrilled to have such a prestigious shortlist for our first in-person awards ceremony since the pandemic began.

He added: “We can’t wait to see everyone again and celebrate the successes in what has continued to be a very demanding climate. This awards, which is also our 20th, promises to be the best yet and we hope to start 2022 as we mean to go on.

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