Scottish Life Sciences Awards 2017

Celebrating Scotland's life science champions

Over 700 people from right across the life sciences community gathered at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh last week for the 17th annual Scottish Life Sciences Awards ceremony.

The awards recognise the success and achievements of Scotland’s internationally-renowned life sciences sector in areas including innovation, investment, community engagement and collaboration. The awards 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.

Scotland's life sciences industry already contributes more than £4.2 billion a year to the Scottish economy with some 700 organisations employing in excess of 37,000 people. It is globally recognised for its high levels of innovation - translating ideas and research into novel treatments and world-leading therapies.

The winners of this year’s awards were:

  • Innovation Award: Inside Biometrics
  • Business Leadership: Ian Stevens, Touch Bionics Ltd
  • Investment of the Year (2016): Touch Bionics Ltd
  • Innovative Collaboration: Emblation and Covidien
  • Community Engagement: BioReliance/Merck
  • Entrepreneurial Business Leadership: Mike Leek, TC BioPharm
  • Export and International Trade: BASF Pharma (Callanish) Ltd
  • Special Recognition Award: Sir John Brown CBE FRSE

More detail on each of the award winners, can be found on the Scottish Enterprise website.