Innovation Award presented to ClinSpec Dx

The 2019 Scottish Life Sciences Award winners have been announced.

The Awards were presented at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in front of 700 leading players in Scotland’s life sciences sector.

This year’s winners include ClinSpec Dx, a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde and 2017 Converge Challenge runner-up. The team, including Dr Matt Baker and Dr Holly Butler, were recognised for their work in brain cancer diagnostics.

Organisations including Ernst and Young, GSK, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Merck, Piramal Pharma Solutions and the University of Glasgow supported the awards.

Awards were presented by Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation. Dr Kath Mackay from Innovate UK took to the stage to deliver a keynote address.

The ceremony – now in its 19 year – takes place every February. It was originally launched by Scottish Enterprise and is now managed by Speakeasy.

This year’s winners are:

Business Leadership Award – the Leadership team of Clintec

Rising Stars: High Growth Company – FlexMedical Solutions

Innovative Collaboration – Scot Bio and the University of Edinburgh

Investment of the Year – Canon Research Medical Europe

Rising Stars: Extraordinary Talent – Roylance Stability Storage

Outstanding Contribution to Skills Development – Charles River Laboratories

Innovation – Clinspec DX