Shortlisted Nominees Announced for the 2019 Bionow Awards

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The nominees for the 2019 Bionow Awards have been revealed.

Delivered by Bionow, an award-winning membership organisation serving the life science sector in the North of England, the awards celebrate the world-class scientists and companies that are driving the life science sector particularly in the North of England.

The award winners will be announced during a ceremony hosted by doctor and comedian Dr Phil Hammond on Thursday 28 November at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa.

With around 1100 life science and healthcare companies and a combined turnover of £11bn, 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 achievement.


Geoff Davison, CEO of Bionow, said: “The Bionow Awards honour the outstanding contributions of the best companies and individuals who are driving innovation and delivering outstanding results. The 11 Bionow award 2109 categories were keenly fought, and all our shortlisted nominees have shown that they are among the best in the business.”We are very much looking forward to an evening of celebration with our nominees and guests.”

The 2019 Bionow awards shortlisted nominees are:

Bionow Start Up of the Year Sponsored by RSM UK

  • Fibrofind
  • Ostique
  • PinPoint Data Science

Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year Sponsored by Mills & Reeve

  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; Sefton and South District Nurse Bases
    Project: Striving for Perfect Care – Preventing skin breakdown in the community setting in the UK
  • NGPod Global
    Project: NGPOD® Multi-Centre Clinical Trial in the NHS
  • School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
    Project: CFHealthHub habit lab: a digital learning health system
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Project: Delivering Advanced Therapies to NHS Patients at Scale

Bionow Project of the Year Sponsored by Waters Corporation

  • Biosignatures
    Project: Transforming lives by diagnosing disease early
  • Iksuda Therapeutics
    Project: Developing novel ADC therapeutics based on proprietary technologies through to clinical proof-of-concept in oncology
  • University of Bradford
    Project: EfferShield: A novel approach for low sodium effervescent products

Bionow AMR Award Sponsored by the AMR Centre

  • F2G
    Project: Phase 2b development of the novel systemic antifungal Olorofim
  • QuantuMDx Group
    Project: Q-POC™- tackling AMR by enabling diagnosis and ‘right first time’ prescribing in one consultation
  • Connected Health Cities
    Project: BRIT: Building Rapid Interventions to reduce antimicrobial resisTance & over-prescribing of antibiotics

Bionow Product of the Year Sponsored by The Innovation Agency / Yorkshire & Humber AHSN / Health Innovation Manchester

  • BBI (Bruin Biometrics) Europe
    Product: SEM Scanner
  • Safe Steps
    Product: Safe Steps
  • Glow New Media
    Product: SafeTeam Guardian

Bionow Technical Service Sponsored by Gateley

  • Alcyomics
    Technical Service: Alcyomics in vitro human tissue based platforms for predicting of adverse immune reactions, drug discovery and efficacy
  • CatSci
    Technical Service: Innovative Biocatalysis Contract Research
  • Evotec (UK)
    Technical Service: Five-year partnership: Evaluate novel treatment regimens for MDR tuberculosis
  • Medicines Discovery Catapult
    Technical Service: Medicines Discovery Catapult – Imaging Technologies to Accelerate Drug Discovery

Bionow Promising Technologist of the Year Sponsored by Seqirus

  • Beenish Siddique, Founder and CEO, AEH Innovative Hydrogel
  • David Chisholm, Research Chemist, LightOx
  • Jake Dickinson, Scientist: Modelling and Simulation, Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services
  • Jodie Patterson, Scientist, Cobra Biologics

Bionow Export Award Sponsored by DLA Piper

  • CatSci
    Product/Service Exported: Process research and development services for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Cresset
    Product / Service Exported: Software and service for molecule design
  • Quay Pharma
    Product/Service Exported: Pharmaceutical development and GMP manufacture of drug products for clinical manufacture

Bionow Investment Deal of the Year Sponsored by QIAGEN

  • Arcis Biotechnology
    Deal: Arcis series B funding
  • Redx Pharma
    Deal: Sale of pan-RAF to Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Yourgene Health
    Deal: Acquisition of Elucigene a Manchester-based molecular diagnostics manufacturer and developer by Yourgene Health plc

Bionow Outstanding Contribution Sponsored by Sci-Tech Daresbury

To be announced on the evening

Bionow Company of the Year Sponsored by AstraZeneca

  • Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Sterling Pharma Solutions
  • Yourgene Health
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