Over 360 people from the Northwest’s biomedical sector gathered on 26th November at the 14th Northwest Biomedical Awards at Mere Golf and Country Club, Cheshire. This prestigious awards dinner celebrates key achievements from companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the biomedical sector during 2015.
The University’s Dr David Brough won the Promising Technologist of the Year Award 2015 for his work on a novel treatment for inflammatory conditions. Manchester Imaging Ltd were finalists for Start-up of the Year Award for their Innovative computer-aided diagnostic imaging to support dental healthcare professionals and their patients.
The complete list of winners is as follows:
- Bionow Start Up of the Year Award – Sponsored by RSM Liverpool ChriroChem Ltd
- Bionow Healthcare Project of the Year Award – Sponsored by TRUSTECH Osteoporosis: Identification of vertebral fragility fractures in patients imaged for other conditions, Optasia Medical Ltd
- Bionow Project of the Year Award – Sponsored by Waters Corporation RegeniTherix™ Wound Theranostic System – Neotherix Ltd
- Bionow Product of the Year Award – Sponsored by UL EduNeering LiquiBand® Fix8™, Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc
- Bionow Technical Service Award – Sponsored by North West Coast Academic Health Science Network A new bioanalytical and biopharmaceutical characterisation facility, Intertek Pharmaceutical Services
- Bionow Business Services Award – Sponsored by Cheshire East Council BioHub Incubation / Innovation for life science SMEs, BioHub at Alderley Park
- Bionow Promising Technologist of the Year Award – Sponsored by Seqirus Dr David Brough, University of Manchester
- Bionow Investment Deal of the Year Award – QIAGEN Manchester Equity purchase of A ordinary shares by a Japanese multinational Corporation, Sky Medical Technology Ltd and Redx Pharma plc Admission to AIM, Redx Pharma / Acceleris Capital
- Bionow Outstanding Contribution Award – Sponsored by Sci-Tech Daresbury Dr Peter Jackson
Dr Geoff Davison, Chief Executive Officer of Bionow, commented: “The 14th Annual Bionow Awards Dinner has been our best yet and we would like to congratulate all of the award winners and thank the sponsors for their continued support. We were delighted to spend the evening celebrating the achievements in our sector which showcases the strength and breadth of the sector in the North and demonstrating how we can contribute to the Northern Powerhouse.”
The shortlisting was presided over by a judging panel including; Lorna Green – NWCAHSN, John Willis – Cheshire East Council, Amy Harris – UL EduNeering, Kevin Giles – Waters Corporation, Ruth Hale – TRUSTECH, Graham Bond- RMS, Paul Treloar – Sci-Tech Daresbury, David Tyreman – Seqirus, Jane Theaker – QIAGEN and Mike Snowden – AstraZeneca.
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