Scotland’s Life Sciences Dinner and Annual Awards | Sponsors
Scotland’s vibrant life sciences industry contributes more than £3 billion a year to the Scottish economy and is globally recognised for its impact and high levels of innovation.
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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 Glasgow provides a comprehensive range of biosafety services to the global biopharma service in Scotland 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.



At CPI, we make deep tech innovations a reality to benefit people, places and the planet. We are a social enterprise that partners with industry, academia, government, and the investment community to catalyse the delivery of incredible healthcare and sustainability innovations.


Across the business, we offer world-leading facilities and expertise in small molecules, biologics, oligonucleotides, and complex medicines to accelerate drug development and scale-up.


In Renfrewshire, Our Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre delivers transformative solutions in small molecule and fine chemical manufacturing alongside the University of Strathclyde, UK Research & Innovation, Scottish Enterprise and founding industry partners AstraZeneca and GSK.


Merck, a leading science and technology company, operates across life science, healthcare and electronics. More than 64,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From providing products and services that accelerate drug development and manufacturing as well as discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2022, Merck generated sales of € 22.2 billion in 66 countries.


With sites in Glasgow, Stirling, Irvine and Livingston, employing over 1,000 people, Merck has a strong footprint in Scotland.



Outstanding Skills Development Award

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. We contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills. We work with our partners to provide services that deliver the very best outcomes for Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy. Find out more at


Rising Stars: Extraordinary Talent Award

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.


Our collective efforts as One Charles River are the key to our success, and we know that every person is important. We are committed to empowering our employees with the tools and programs they need to develop rewarding and fulfilling careers.


Innovation – Health Technology

Committed to sequencing excellence, Macrogen Europe’s aim is to humanise genomics through providing accessible Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing services with exceptional quality and support.

Facilitating projects from across research, biotech, and pharma, Macrogen offer true flexibility through an array of platforms, kits and configurations for applications such as whole genome, whole exome, transcriptome, epigenome, metagenome, and single cell sequencing.

With dedicated specialists based in Dundee and Edinburgh, we are proudly committed to supporting and enhancing research and development within the Scottish life sciences sector.


Innovation – Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an economic and community development agency implementing Scotland’s Economic Strategy across a region that covers more than half the country. With around 300 staff, HIE supports hundreds of client businesses and social enterprises; strengthens communities, particularly in fragile areas; develops growth sectors, and invests in infrastructure to create a more competitive and low carbon region.


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.

BioHub Aberdeen (ONE)

Business Leadership Award

Opportunity North East (ONE) is the private sector catalyst driving economic diversification and enhancing the entrepreneurial environment in north east Scotland. ONE action and investment include creating the £40 million BioHub with partners on Aberdeen’s Foresterhill Health Campus.

Opening in spring 2023, BioHub is the region’s new home for life sciences. The place to co-locate with a thriving peer group of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to translate world-leading science to the marketplace. BioHub is where bio-entrepreneurs build businesses and commercialise therapies, treatments, technology and solutions for health and wellbeing, transform healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.

PCI Pharma Services

Innovation – Pharma Services and Drug Discovery Award

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.


Innovative Collaboration Award

RoslinCT is a leading Cell Therapy Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation with expertise in safely delivering autologous and allogeneic therapies to patients in need. We operate fully licensed GMP manufacturing facilities at our headquarters in Edinburgh. We offer a range of integrated services from technology transfer, process development and assay development through to GMP manufacturing, QP certification and batch release of therapies for clinical trials.


At the heart of RoslinCT is a dynamic, highly experienced team understands client goals and acts in partnership to get therapies to market efficiently and effectively. We put quality and integrity at the heart of the business.


The Scotsman

Media Sponsor

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Our annual Life Sciences conference will take place in Edinburgh in 2023. Bringing together key decision makers, life sciences business leaders, media and thought provoking influencers. The conference will be a must attend event for those who want to be part of the discussion and influence Scotland’s Life Sciences community.