A record £152 million was invested in the sector in Scotland last year and now it is time to celebrate that success.
Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards have been highlighting the stars of this vibrant industry since 1999 and on February 28, their recent achievements will be recognised at a glittering dinner and presentation event in Glasgow.
The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals, companies and research organisations over the last 12 months.
They reflect the fact that Scotland is continuing to lead the world in medical innovation and establish its position in the international community.
The £152m invested in the sector is a clear indication that Scotland remains a good place to access risk capital, with the most active business angel network in the UK, a dedicated £47m life science venture capital fund, and co-investment from the Scottish Investment Bank.
There were positive results from products in clinical trials and significant international collaborations, all underpinned by the strong focus set out in the refreshed Life Sciences Strategy for Scotland last year.
The keynote speaker at the ceremony is Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at Glasgow University.
Once again, competition for the awards was incredibly strong and it was a huge challenge for the judges to make their selection, with the finalists listed below.
Business Leadership (2017)
Sponsored by Opportunity North East
Dr Helen Erwood, CEO, ESPL Consulting
Campbell Grant, founder and CEO, Sitekit
Hugh Griffith, founder and CEO, NuCana
Rising Stars: Extraordinary Talent (2017)
Dr Caroline Barelle, founder and CEO, Elasmogen
Dr Neil Wilkie, director and COO, Mironid
Dr Julio Guerrero, co-founder and MD, Metix Medical
Sponsored by Haseltine Lake
Investment of the Year (2017)
Sponsored by Concept Life Sciences
Sponsored by Booth Welsh
CorporateHealth International and OpenBrolly in collaboration with NHS Highland
Albyn Housing Society in collaboration with NHS Highland and Carbon Dynamic
Rising Stars: High Growth Company (2017)