British Columbia has a vibrant and thriving life sciences industry that is distinguished not only by local and national accomplishments, but also by international recognition.
Life Sciences BC has announced the recipients of the 25th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards which recognize the talented individuals and organizations who contribute to the vibrant life sciences ecosystem in B.C.
A remarkable number of nominations were received for this year’s competition, underscoring the incredible breadth of talent and accomplishments across our sector.
Spanning research and discovery, biotech, digital health, diagnostics, medical device technologies, A.I., and strategic community and business leadership, these Awards celebrate our province’s diverse areas of excellence.
This year’s awards include the introduction of two new categories; the Scientific Entrepreneurship Award, which honours a remarkable scientific entrepreneur from one of B.C.’s research or scientific institutions and the Companies to Watch: Recognition Honour Roll, celebrating the exceptional accomplishments of early-stage companies that have distinguished themselves from their peers over the past year.
The 2023 Life Sciences BC Award winners are:
Companies of the Year: WELL Health Technologies and Xenon Pharmaceuticals
Emerging Company of the Year: Abdera Therapeutics Inc.
Strategic Partner of the Year: Government of British Columbia, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation (JEDI)
Companies to Watch – Recognition Honour Roll: Bold Therapeutics, Gandeeva Therapeutics, ScopeSys, and Sonic Incytes Medical
- Dr. Don Rix Lifetime Achievement: Noel Hall
- Milton Wong Community Leadership: Dr. Haig Farris
- Scientific Entrepreneurship: Dr. Peter Zandstra
- Genome BC Scientific Excellence: Dr. Laura Arbour
Award recipients will be celebrated in person at the 25th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards Gala on September 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.