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OBN's 2011 Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates UK Bioscience Success Stories
Date:9/14/2011

viral replication. In clinical trials, Incivek has been shown to dramatically reduce the time on HCV therapy for many patients.

Amgen/BioVex,  Best Dealmaker

Amgen completed its acquisition of BioVex in March 2011 in a deal worth up to $1 billion gaining access to its product candidates based around its oncolytic virus therapy for cancer.

Progenitor Labs, Best Emerging biotech

Progenitor Labs is a biotechnology company spun out of Plasticell that is exploiting stem and progenitor cells to design high-throughput screens for the discovery of small molecule therapeutics that regenerate tissues of the human body.

OxTexs,  Best Emerging Medtech

Oxtexs is a manufacturer of anisotropic self-inflating tissue expanders for use in reconstructive plastic surgery and restorative dentistry. For the first time, surgeons will be able to accurately and predictably control the direction, the timing, and rate of the material's expansion in the body. This will significantly reduce the risk of soft tissue damage and associated complications.

Dr Jon Rees, OBN's CEO, said: "It is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to celebrate the real business successes being delivered by our member companies and this year's Awards dinner was no exception. The winners highlight the ongoing strengths of the 'Golden Triangle' of the Oxford, Cambridge and London bioclusters and the impact science-based companies are having across a range of healthcare areas.  This positive news was recently complimented by the announcement of an Enterprise Zone offering incentives to companies locating in the Science Vale region of South Oxfordshire."


**Photographs of the Awards are available on request**


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