8 August 2016

Congratulations to the OBN Awards finalists

OBN has announced the finalists for its 8th annual awards, of which two finalists are based at the Park.

As the not-for-profit membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors, the annual awards cover biotech, medtech, synthetic biology and digital health, and recognise achievements from emerging to late stage R&D companies as well as life sciences’ investors.

Oxford Nanopore, based at Edmund Cartwright House, is a finalist in the Best Established Medtech Company Award. The company was founded in 2005 to develop a disruptive, electronic, single molecule sensing system based on nanopore science. Today it employs 250 people and has satellite offices in Cambridge (UK), New York and Boston.

And Precision Ocular, based at the Magdalen Centre, is a finalist in the Best Start-up Medtech Company Award. It is a retinal therapeutics development company combining proprietary drug delivery and drug formulation technologies to optimise retinal therapeutics.

And JA Kemp, the patent and trade mark attorneys, that is based at Northbrook House, is sponsoring the Best Start-up Medtech Company Award.

The winning companies will be announced at the OBN Awards Ceremony on Thursday 6th October at the Oxford Town Hall.

Congratulations to all the finalists, with special congratulations to those on the Science Park.

Individual tickets for the awards on Thursday 6 October 2016 are available. To book please visit www.obn-awards.com

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OBN’s full list of finalists:

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

OBN Awards finalists
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