Smartsensor Telemed, Best Medtech Dealmaker
Award Presented by Ernst & Young
SmartSensor Telemed is developing an e-healthcare and telemedicine platform. The development of their first product, a home use Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, is already being supported by a Swiss pharmaceutical company.
Imperial Innovations, Highest Impact Investor
Award Presented by OBN
In OBN's 2011 biocluster report, Imperial Innovations was the most active investor making six investments between 2008 and 2010. Following on from their successful £140m fundraising in December 2010, Imperial Innovations has continued its investment activity in companies that include Oxford Immunotec, PsiOxus, Abingdon Health, Circassia, PolyTherics and most recently Cell Medica.
AstraZeneca, Best Pharma BD&L Team
Award Presented by World Courier
AstraZeneca started 2012 with the $1.26bn acquisition of Ardea Biosciences and followed this up at the end of June with the $7bn joint acquisition of Amylin with Bristol-Myers Squibb. Not only has AZ's Business Development team demonstrated they can do their own acquisitions but they have also demonstrated the ability to collaborate on acquisitions with other pharma companies as they did first with the acquisition of Novexel in collaboration with Forest.
Dr Jon Rees, OBN's CEO, said: "With the backdrop of a tough financing climate it is great to measure and celebrate the tangible commercial achievements in UK life sciences. As OBN expands its sphere of influence across the UK, we were delighted to welcome a larger number of entrepreneurs from across the UK to the Awards Dinner than any previous year."
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