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Congratulations to OBN Awards’ winners!

Published on: 06/10/2015

The OBN Annual Awards 2015 celebrated UK’s Life Science’s Champions at a dinner on Thursday 1 October 2015 at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

The Awards, which are in their seventh year, celebrated outstanding achievement in the UK life sciences sector and were attended by a sell-out audience of 150 leaders from Biotech, Medtech, Synbio and investor companies.

Congratulations to all the award winners, in particular to the four which are based at Milton Park: Adaptimmune, Isansys, Oxitec, and Summit Therapeutics.

  1. Best New UK Biotech Development Programme – kindly sponsored by PCI

Winner: Summit Therapeutics – for the development of small molecule treatments for muscular dystrophy and the treatment of C.difficile infections (www.summitplc.com)

  1. Best Emerging UK Biotech Fundraiser – kindly sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank

Winner: Adaptimmune – for securing funding for the development of modified T-cells carrying affinity enhanced TCRs to target specific cancers (www.adaptimmune.com)

  1. Best Emerging UK SynBio Company – kindly sponsored by SynbiCITE

Winner: Oxitec – for developing pioneering solutions to control insects that spread human disease and damage crops (www.oxitec.com)

  1. Best Public-Private Collaboration – kindly sponsored by Oxford AHSN

Winner: Isansys & Birmingham Children’s Hospital (www.isansys.com)

For a full list of the award categories and winners, please visit: http://www.obn.org.uk/news/obn-annual-awards-2015-celebrates-uks-life-sciences-champions/

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