Parsortix, Best Emerging Medtech
Award Presented by Team Consulting
Angle plc spin-out Parsortix has separation technology which captures very rare circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in cancer patient blood. They have launched a research market product but also aim to secure CE Mark approval for the clinical market in 2013, with FDA approval sought during 2014.
Karus Therapeutics, Best Biotech Fundraiser
Award Presented by Akesios Associates
Karus raised £5m as the first tranche of a Series B investment in September 2012 from top tier investors SV Life Sciences (UK and International), New Leaf Venture Partners (US), Novo A/S (Denmark), IP Group (UK), Esperante Ventures (Netherlands) and a number of Angel investors. This award recognizes the progression the company has made in securing this fundraising from this syndicate.
Glide Pharma, Best Medtech Fundraiser
Award Presented by Milton Park
Glide Pharma raised £14m in Feb 2013 from Invesco Perpetual and existing investors. This will enable the scale-up of manufacturing for its Glide SDI injector system (both drug and device). Glide won an additional £2.3m of project funding from TSB in the form of a Biomedical Catalyst competition award.
Immunocore, Best Biotech Dealmaker
Award Presented by E&Y
Immunocore secured a £142m deal with GSK (July 2013) for ImmTACs to treat cancer and viral disease and a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Genentech (June 2013), valued at up to £300m. The deals come with potential fees and milestone payments which could be worth hundreds of millions according to industry commentators.
Oxford Gene Technology, Best Medtech Dealmaker
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