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Shortlisted Nominees announced for the 2018 Bionow Awards

15 November 2018

Bionow has the pleasure in announcing the shortlisted nominees for the 2018 Bionow Awards. 

The Bionow Award Dinner is a highlight of the life sciences calendar and celebrates the world-class scientists and companies that are driving the North of England’s life science sector.

Organised by Bionow, an award-winning specialist business development and services company serving the life science sector in the North of England, the winners will be announced on the evening of Thursday 29th November at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa.

With around 1100 life science and healthcare companies and a combined turnover of £10.9bn, the North of England's life science sector has the breadth of business, depth of expertise and investment in specialist infrastructure that rivals anything that any other UK region can offer and the Bionow Awards recognises this success and achievements. 

The 2018 shortlisted nominees are:

Bionow Start Up of the Year 

  • Bivictrix Therapeutics Limited 
  • LightOx Ltd 
  • Stream Bio Ltd 

Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year 

  • AMLo Biosciences Ltd - Project: AMBLor- An innovative prognostic test for early stage, cutaneous melanoma 
  • NGPod Global Ltd - Project: The NGPOD 
  • The Northern Health Science Alliance - Project: Connected Health Cities 

Bionow Project of the Year 

  • AMLo Biosciences Ltd  - Project: AMBLor- An innovative prognostic test for early stage, cutaneous melanoma 
  • C4X Discovery Ltd - Project: Development of Orexin-1 Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Addiction 
  • SkinBioTherapeutics PLC - Project: SKINBIOTIX 

Bionow Product of the Year 

  • Femeda Ltd  - Product: Pelviva – Pelvic Floor muscle re-trainer 
  • LightOx Ltd - Product: LightOx Box / LightOx Probes 
  • Stream Bio Ltd - Product: Conjugated Polymer NanoparticlesTM (CPNs) 

Bionow Technical Service 

  • Atelerix Ltd  - Technical Service: Storage and transport of cells and tissues at room temperature 
  • Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services - Technical Service: Integrated Pharmaceutical Development and Clinical Pharmacology Services 
  • Thermal Compliance Ltd - Technical Service: Temperature Mapping and Autoclave Validation 

Bionow Promising Technologist of the Year 

  • Daniel Holmes, Scientist, TS /MS Development, Elanco 
  • Hannah Thomas, Operations Manager, Perfectus Biomed Ltd 
  • Phil Muwanga, Lead Software Developer, C4X Discovery Ltd

Bionow Investment Deal of the Year

  • Aptamer Group Ltd - Deal: Series A Investment 
  • ARCINOVA - Deal: Business Growth Fund Equity Investment in ARCINOVA 
  • Zilico Ltd - Deal: Investment and Strategic Partnership 

Bionow Outstanding Contribution
To be announced on the evening 

Bionow Company of the Year

  • Blueberry Therapeutics Ltd 
  • C4X Discovery Ltd 
  • Zilico Ltd 

Geoff Davison, CEO of Bionow, said “The Bionow Awards honour the outstanding contributions of the North’s best companies and individuals who are driving innovation and delivering outstanding results. The 9 Award categories were keenly fought, and all our shortlisted nominees have shown that they are among the best in the business”.

He added “We are very much looking forward to an evening of celebration with our nominees and guests”. 

If you would like further information on the Awards Dinner or to book a table and guest seats, please go to: https://www.bionow.co.uk/events/2018bionowawardsdinner.aspx.

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