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Award Criteria & Judges

Entries to the 2023 OBN Awards are now closed.

Click a category below to review criteria:

  1. Best Startup Biotech Company, Kindly sponsored by Milton Park
  2. Best Emerging Biotech Company, Kindly Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific
  3. Best Established Biotech Company, Kindly Sponsored by Precision Biosearch 
  4. Best Early Stage Medtech Company, Kindly Sponsored by Penningtons Manches Cooper
  5. Best Established Medtech Company 
  6. Most Transformative HealthTec Company of the Year 
  7. Most Impactful CRO of the Year, Kindly Sponsored by BMG Labtech
  8. Young Life Sciences Entrepreneur of the Year, Kindly Sponsored by Oxford Technology Park
  9. Most Impactful Industry Collaboration of the Year, Kindly Sponsored by Mills & Reeve 
  10. BioSeed One-to-Watch Award Kindly Sponsored by Precision For Medicine
  11. Best Industry Support Partner of the Year Kindly Sponsored by EBD Group
  12. Special Recognition Award 2023 Presented by OBN

OBN Award Judges 2023

With thanks to the industry leaders contributing to the final judging panel this year:

Nick Pumphrey, CSO, Etcembly

Kat Arney, Founder & CCO, First Create the Media

Louise Sutton, Industry Director, Biotech, Fisher Scientific

Oliver Pumfrey, Managing Director, FTI

John Chaddock, VP Head of REED Operations and Site Head, Ipsen

Prashant Shah, Co-Founder, o2h

Stuart Rose, CEO, OBN

Alex Batchelor, Co-Founder and CEO, OxDX

Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director, Oxford Innovation

Emma Palmer-Foster, Strategic Communications Consultant, EJ Palmer Consulting

Lisa Page, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper

Chris Shelley, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper

Malcolm Silander, Co-Founder, Precision BioSearch

Frances Murphy, Regional Vice President, Clinical Business Solutions, Europe & APAC , Precision for Medicine

Laura Holland, Director of Strategic Marketing, Rosalind Franklin Institute

Peter Hamley, CSO, Samsara Therapeutics

Catherine Fletcher, Principal, Science Creates

Paul Holmes, Managing Director, Syneos Health

Colin McCall, Partner, Taylor Wessing

Mark Beresford, Global Enterprise Lead, ThermoFisher Scientific

Kirsty Dolphin, Partner, Venner Shipley

Lorna Cuddon, Managing Director, Zyme

Yusuf Ali, Wellbeing, Health & Protection Technical Adviser, Partners&

Emma Tinsley, Chief Executive Officer, Weatherden

Neil Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, SEHTA 

Claire Shingler, Business Manager, BioEscalator

Andy Roberts, inovation Manager, Bruntwood