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Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards finalists announced

04 December 2012

Scotland celebrates world class life sciences sector

A number of Scotland’s most dynamic life sciences companies and business leaders have been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards 2013.

Successful nominations have been named in seven award categories which celebrate the continuing global achievements of this dynamic sector. Held annually, the awards dinner attracts more than 700 people from the life sciences community both in the UK and abroad, to highlight Scotland’s most innovative companies across the sector.

As well as recognising success and achievements, the awards will also focus on the ongoing work of Scottish Enterprise and its partners to grow and develop a sustainable, globally competitive life sciences sector in Scotland.

Congratulating the nominees, Rhona Allison, senior director of life and chemical sciences at Scottish Enterprise said: “Scotland is one of Europe’s leading locations for life sciences and has seen unprecedented commercial employment growth over the last few years.

“Yet again the bar was set very high by the strong nominations in each of the award categories. The judges were very impressed with the consistently high standards of innovation and business performance in the award categories.

“The awards recognise the many accomplishments of life sciences companies and business people in Scotland over the past year. The growth, progress and achievements of all our nominees clearly demonstrate the ambition and capability to further develop Scotland’s reputation as an international hub for life sciences.

“I would like to congratulate everyone for making it to this stage and wish them all every success.”

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Annual dinner at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 7 February 2013. The keynote speaker will be Professor Anne Glover, chief scientific adviser to the European Commission.

Notes to editors

The nominees for the Scottish Enterprise Scottish Life Sciences Awards 2013 are:

Best new life science company in Scotland

i2Eye Diagnostics Ltd

Calcivis Ltd

Blackford Analysis Ltd

Innovation award

i2Eye Diagnostics Ltd

DySIS Medical Ltd

Clyde BioSciences Ltd

Life Sciences Business Leadership (2012)

Dave Tudor, GlaxoSmithKline

Brian Bathgate, Charles River Laboratories

Ian Stevens, Touch Bionics Ltd

Investment of the Year (2012)

Vascular Flow Technologies Ltd

SAFC Biosciences

NuCana BioMed Limited


Commercial Collaboration

Advanced Pest Solutions Ltd/ Branston Abernethy

Ingenza Ltd/ProFactor Pharma Ltd

Tissue Solutions Ltd / OracleBio Ltd

Community Engagement

Ingenza Ltd

LifeScan Scotland Ltd


Contact information

Susan McMullan
Susan McMullan
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Scottish Enterprise
Main contact number
01382 305573
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. Our role is to help identify and exploit the best opportunities for economic growth. We support ambitious Scottish companies to compete within the global marketplace and help build Scotland’s globally competitive sectors. We also work with a range of partners in the public and private sectors to attract new investment to Scotland and to help create a world-class business environment.

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