Scotland's Life Sciences Annual Awards & Dinner


By sponsoring Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards you will be supporting Scotland’s internationally recognised Life Sciences sector as well as reaching one of the most influential audiences. The Awards exist to celebrate the achievements of the industry and facilitate development and growth, and your support through sponsorship will ensure that happens. We rely on the support of our sponsors and value working with partners that recognise the value of industry collaboration. Find out more below.

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Title Sponsor

University of Glasgow

We are a curiosity driven, intellectually stimulating and enterprising academic community. Our vision is to positively impact the major challenges that face our society in Scotland, the UK and globally. Our research employs state-of-the-art technology and multi-disciplinary approaches to interrogate the critical questions of our time. We are committed to delivering outstanding education to future world changing students, informed by this rich research culture. Our college seeks to be inclusive and diverse, a place where staff and students alike will reach their potential, accomplished within a sustainable, future-focussed culture. The College is organised into eight Schools, each focussed on key strategic research and teaching themes, and supported by College Services. Our research generates income of around £120m per annum and is focussed on improving the health and quality of life of humans and animals across the globe. Our Schools deliver internationally recognised research-led undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and build upon the diversity of our College's extensive research activity, providing our students with a rich stimulating learning environment which prepares them for a wide variety of careers ranging from clinical medicine and veterinary medicine to biological and environmental science. The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is home to over 2,900 staff and over 7,700 students and has a turnover of around £300m per annum. We cultivate a wide range of strategic partnerships with public and private stakeholders.
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Silver Sponsors


SGS Vitrology

With over 35 years’ experience as a global contract service organization, SGS provides integrated (bio)pharmaceutical development and testing solutions including clinical research, pharmaceutical development, biologics characterization, biosafety, and quality control testing for small and large molecules, raw materials, containers and finished products. SGS provides a comprehensive range of biosafety services such as: virology, cell and molecular biology, microbiology and TEM. Health Authorities (US FDA and the EMA), require companies to undergo safety testing demonstrating that cell banks, viral banks, raw materials, bulk harvests, and batches of clinical drug are free of bacteria, fungi, mycoplasma, viruses and other potential contaminants. SGS ensures product safety in satisfying these regulatory requirements.
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CPI catalyses the adoption of advanced technologies and manufacturing solutions to benefit people, places, and our planet. We’re a pioneering social enterprise that accelerates the development, scale-up and commercialisation of HealthTech, and pharma innovations. Through our incredible innovation experts and infrastructure, we look beyond the obvious to transform healthcare and drive towards a sustainable future. As a trusted partner of industry, academia, government, entrepreneurs and the investment community, we connect the dots within the innovation ecosystem to make great ideas and inventions a reality. We believe by working together we can build a better collective future, and as part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, we facilitate access to world-class organisations to deliver transformation across industries and landscapes.
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Award Categories Sponsors

Innovation – Pharma Services and Drug Discovery


PCI is a leading global CDMO, providing integrated end-to-end drug development, manufacturing and packaging solutions to increase product speed to market and opportunities for commercial success. PCI brings the proven experience that comes with more than 90 successful product launches each year and over five decades in the delivery of supply chain healthcare services. With 30 sites across Australia, Canada, North America, the UK and Europe and over 4,300 dedicated employees, our mission is to bring life-changing therapies to patients. Leading technology and continued investment enable us to deliver development to commercialization solutions throughout the product lifecycle, collaborating with our clients to improve the lives of patients globally.
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Rising Star: Extraordinary Talent

Charles River

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guides us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. For more than 75 years, we have seen technologies advance and new diseases emerge. Our one-man laboratory has evolved into a worldwide support network, allowing us to act as a steadfast partner to our clients, from discovery to lot release testing. By carefully cultivating our portfolio, our growth has become a continuous strategic effort in anticipating tomorrow’s drug development needs. While we can’t predict what the future holds, we continue to kindle the spark that inspired our founding: an urgency to advance human health by supporting our clients’ research every step of the way.
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RoslinCT is a leading global contract development and manufacturing services organization (CDMO) focused on Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies. Established in 2006 and built upon the groundbreaking technology cloning of Dolly the Sheep at the Roslin Institute in 1997, RoslinCT has harnessed cutting-edge science to advance the development of human medicines. With a remarkable heritage in the field, the company has achieved significant milestones, including being among the first in the world to produce clinical-grade human pluripotent stem cells and advancing the first CRISPR-edited stem cell-based therapy for a major disease to marketing authorization. Equipped with 22 purpose-built cGMP cell therapy processing suites in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Hopkinton, Massachusetts, RoslinCT provides innovative process and analytical development, cGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing for a range of cell types for both autologous and allogeneic processes, and cGMP iPSC cell line development, gene editing, and differentiation. With tailored CDMO solutions, RoslinCT enables partners to efficiently progress from development to commercialization and deliver life-saving Cell and Gene Therapies worldwide.
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Lifetime Achievement Award


A global pharmaceutical company with a major UK presence. Our purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. The best way we can help patients is to be science-led and share this passion with the scientific, healthcare and business communities of the UK
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Innovation – Health Technology

Piramal Pharma Solutions

Piramal Healthcare UK Ltd has been operating in Grangemouth since 2004 and offers Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing and Testing. Piramal Grangemouth is a global leader in the development and manufacture of novel Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs) which are a class of biopharmaceutical drugs designed as a targeted therapy for serious medical conditions, with wide application as a treatment option in various cancers. In February 2024 the Piramal site celebrated MHRA regulatory approval and first GMP batch manufacture at their new purpose-built state of the art ADC manufacturing and testing facility. This new facility provides additional capacity and supports scale up of existing and new medicinal products as they progress through clinical development and into routine patient supply.
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Innovative Collaboration


GenScript is the world’s leading technology and service provider of life science R&D and manufacturing, founded in 2002 as one of the first commercialise gene synthesis providers. GenScript provides life sciences services and products to over 200,000 scientists in over 200 countries worldwide, including custom peptide synthesis, complex protein expression and engineering, custom antibody development and engineering, in vitro/in vivo pharmacology, as well as a variety of other research-focused catalogue products. After over two decades of rapid growth, the company has expanded its business in recent years into the fields of immunotherapy, CDMO and microbiology to further its core mission of making people and nature healthier through biotechnological innovation. With global support for its loyal customers and over 5000 employees located across the globe and dedicated sites in The Netherlands and the UK, GenScript continues to strive towards its vision of being the most reliable biotech company in the world, in service of a better and healthier future.
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Business Leadership


Valneva is a specialty vaccine company that develops, manufactures, and commercializes prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases addressing unmet medical needs. Our focused pipeline includes the world’s first vaccine against the chikungunya virus, the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate in advanced clinical development, which is partnered with Pfizer, as well as vaccine candidates against the Zika virus and other global public health threats.
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Outstanding Skills Development


As the UK’s largest Life Science recruiter, we recognise Scotland is the home of world class innovation as well as housing many STEM start-ups and SMEs. With over 30 years of experience our team of consultants can provide guidance and support on all aspects of the recruitment process. As a recruitment consultancy, we are proud to offer our clients staffing and recruiting solutions that are tailored to their needs, no matter the size of their business. Our consultants have a diverse range of technical and scientific backgrounds, enabling them to provide bespoke solutions that help create the desired impact. At SRG, we understand the challenges that come with hiring scientific and engineering talent – whether you’re starting and scaling up a business or an established leader in your field. That's why we offer tailored services to best serve our clients' needs. We offer support from the bench to the boardroom, providing a comprehensive service that covers all of the areas required to ensure successful recruitment. Our expertise enables us to source the most suitable candidates and provide the right advice to ensure that our clients can access the best talent. Our consultants are passionate about helping our clients to reach their recruitment goals. Our team works hard to provide personalised solutions that are tailored to each client, making the process as simple and efficient as possible. We are committed to providing the highest levels of service with the ultimate aim of ensuring that our clients can access the best talent.
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Innovation - Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland, working with communities, enterprise and stakeholders to unlock the region’s potential. We support the growth of the life sciences sector, including aquaculture and animal health, digital health and medical technologies, and biotechnology.
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Networking Event App Sponsor


Symbiosis’ sterile drug product manufacturing services are dedicated to supporting drug developers to get safe and effective life-saving therapies to patients efficiently. We have supported the development and manufacture of clinical programs and commercial products for clients globally. As a dedicated and experienced global CMO solutions provider, we can support preclinical to commercial production of therapeutics from small molecules to the emerging new biologics modalities. Our clients benefit from Symbiosis’ prompt start-up, execution and delivery, GMP quality environment and technical/manufacturing flexibility to support the clinical and subsequent commercial success of their drug candidates.
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Photo Opportunity Sponsor

When & Where

Awards Celebration and Dinner
Thursday 14th March 2024

Hilton Glasgow
1 William Street
Glasgow, G3 8HT

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0131 376 7210
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