EM Imaging Win Best Emerging Medtech Company Award

Edinburgh, Scotland, October 7, 2016 – At the OBN Awards 2016 dinner in Oxford last night, Edinburgh Molecular Imaging were awarded the Best Emerging Medtech Company Award.

obn-awards-16-award-eight-best-emerging-medtech-company-winner-edinburgh-molecular-imaging-2-600x400EM Imaging CEO Ian Wilson celebrates wining the Best Emerging Medtech Company Award at OBN 2016.

The Awards, which are in their 8 th year, celebrate the best of UK life sciences – outstanding innovation, fundraisers and achievements – underlining the pre-eminence of the UK sector in the global marketplace.

John Harris, CEO of OBN, said: “We are thrilled with the high quality of nominees this year which made picking just one winner in each category very difficult.   We work hard to keep the awards fresh and have introduced several new categories this year to reflect industry trends. The turn-out and support we’ve received is a true reflection of how buoyant our industry is and I would like to thank our sponsors for helping us make the OBN Awards the success it is today.”

The winners are:

Best Start-up Biotech Company AwardSponsored by Penningtons Manches

Winner: OxStem – for its disruptive approach to the field of regenerative medicine


Best Emerging Biotech Company AwardSponsored by Covance

Winner: Mereo BioPharma Group – for extraordinary progress in the development of products focused on rare and specialty disease areas


Best Established Biotech Company AwardSponsored by Premier Research

Winner: Heptares Therapeutics, for their outstanding acquisitions, impressive product pipeline and industry leading technology


Best Start-up Medtech Company AwardSponsored by JA Kemp

Winner: Precision Ocular, for making great progress in their strategy to develop novel therapeutics and drug delivery systems to treat retinal disease


Best Emerging Medtech Company AwardSponsored by World Courier

Winner:  Edinburgh Molecular Imaging, for the rapid discovery and clinical development of their optical imaging “SMART Agents”


Best Established Medtech Company AwardSponsored by Arthur J Gallagher

Winner: Oxford Nanopore Technologies, for developing the world’s first and only nanopore DNA sequencer


Best Emerging UK Synthetic Biotech Company Award, Sponsored by SynbiCITE

Winner: Touchlight Genetics, for developing an innovative, in vitro dual enzyme process that produces DNA at commercial scale and quality


Best Implementation of Digital Healthcare AwardSponsored by EY

Winner: Congenicafor its cloud-based technology that supports whole genome analysis from a single DNA test


Best UK Life Sciences Incubator AwardSponsored by James Cowper Kreston

Winner: BioHub at Alderley Park, for running an excellent BioHub that has supported 188 companies and over 600 people resulting in 49 Virtual Companies and 10 Physical Companies


Highest Impact Investor AwardSponsored by N+1 SINGER

Winner: Mercia Technologies, for focusing on the creation, funding and scaling of early stage, innovative technology businesses with high growth, global potential from the UK regions


Best Public-Private Collaboration AwardSponsored by Oxford AHSN

Winner: The Structural Genomics Consortium


Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner: Oxford Nanopore Technologiesfor being extremely disruptive in their field and setting an excellent example to the industry


Special Recognition Award

Winner: Neil Woodford CBEFounding Partner and Head of Investment, Woodford Investment Management



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