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2022 Key dates

The period under review for all Awards is 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. 

w/c Monday 21 March 2022 – nominations open

Friday 20 April 2022 – nominations close

Thursday 5 May 2022 – Voting Panel meeting

Friday 6 May 2022 – shortlist announced

Thursday 16 June 2022 – winners announced at the European Mediscience Awards 2022 

2022 Nominations

Nominations for the European Mediscience Awards 2022 will open w/c Monday 21 March. If you would like to receive reminder messages, please sign up to receive notifications at the top of this page. 


To be eligible, the majority of the business of the company, and its subsidiaries, must be in the healthcare (animal and human), medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology or life sciences sectors. In addition, a significant part of the company’s, and its subsidiaries’, activities should involve scientific research and development which may or may not be product specific. These awards are open to quoted mediscience companies on recognised exchanges throughout Europe. For the Emerging Star category, this award was designed for private mediscience companies, although recently quoted public companies could also be considered, at the discretion of the Voting Panel.

2021 Shortlist and winners

Best Communication Award

Sponsored by | Optimum Strategic Communications 


  • Calliditas Therapeutics AB
  • Ergomed plc
  • Spire Healthcare Group plc
  • UDG Healthcare plc
  • Valneva SE
  • WINNER: Vectura Group plc

Breakthrough of the Year Award

Sponsored by | FTI Consulting 


  • Amryt Pharma plc
  • argenX SE
  • WINNER: BioNTech SE
  • Calliditas Therapeutics AB
  • Diurnal Group plc
  • Synairgen plc

Best Technology Award

Sponsored by | MC Services AG  


  • Avacta Group plc
  • WINNER: BioNTech SE
  • CureVac BV
  • MaxCyte Inc.
  • Oxford BioMedica plc
  • PureTech Health plc

The Emerging Star Award

Sponsored by | Numis 


  • Arecor Ltd
  • Artios Pharma Ltd
  • Callaly
  • eTheRNA
  • Evox Therapeutics
  • WINNER: IO biotech
  • Nanoform Finland plc
  • Prilenia Therapeutics B.V.
  • Sanifit Therapeutics S.A.
  • Verici Dx plc

Mediscience Commentator of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Instinctif Partners 


  • John Carroll/Endpoints News
  • Fierce Biotech
  • FT Health Team
  • Natasha Loder/The Economist
  • WINNER: Derek Lowe
  • Sabah Meddings/The Sunday Times

Capital Market Transaction of the Year Award

Sponsored by | MEDiSTRAVA Consulting 


  • WINNER: argenX SE
  • Kiadis Pharma NV
  • MaxCyte Inc.
  • Redx Pharma plc
  • Synairgen plc
  • Verona Pharma plc

Most Significant Contribution to the Mediscience Sector Award

Sponsored by | SP Angel  


  • WINNER: AstraZeneca plc/ Jenner Institute/ Oxford BioMedica plc/ Vaccitech plc
  • Kate Bingham and Clive Dix/UK Vaccine Taskforce
  • Dr Ingmar Hoerr
  • Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci/BioNTech SE
  • Andreas and Thomas Strüngmann

Best Newcomer Award

Sponsored by | Bryan, Garnier & Co 


  • Hyloris Pharmaceuticals NV
  • Implantica SDB
  • WINNER: Kooth plc
  • Nanoform Finland plc
  • Vaccibody AS
  • Verici Dx plc

Chief Executive of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Panmure Gordon 


  • WINNER: Renée Aguiar-Lucander/ Calliditas Therapeutics AB
  • Lisa Anson/Redx Pharma plc
  • Doug Doerfler/MaxCyte Inc.
  • Thomas Lingelbach/Valneva SE
  • Richard Marsden/Synairgen plc
  • Jan van de Winkel/Genmab A/S
  • Joe Wiley/Amryt Pharma plc

Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | WG Partners 


  • WINNER: AstraZeneca plc
  • BioNTech SE
  • Ergomed plc
  • Genmab A/S
  • MaxCyte Inc.
  • Oxford BioMedica plc

Previous winners