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2024 Key dates

The period under review for all Awards is 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. 

w/c Monday 4 March 2024 – nominations open

Thursday 4 April 2024 – nominations close

Thursday 2 May 2024 – Voting Panel meeting

Friday 3 May 2024 – shortlist announced

Thursday 13 June 2024 – winners announced at the European Mediscience Awards 2024

2024 Shortlist and winners

Winners will be announced at the gala dinner on Thursday 13 June 2024.


Best Communication Award

Sponsored by | ICR Consilium 


  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc
  • hVIVO plc
  • MoonLake Immunotherapeutics
  • Syncona Ltd
  • Tissue Regenix Group plc
  • Verona Pharma

Breakthrough of the Year Award

Sponsored by | FTI Consulting 


  • CRISPR Therapeutics AG
  • Kooth plc
  • Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA
  • Santhera Pharmaceuticals
  • Valneva SE
  • Zealand Pharma

Best Technology Award



  • 4basebio AG
  • Avacta Group plc
  • BiVictriX Therapeutics plc
  • Creo Medical Group plc
  • CRISPR Therapeutics AG
  • MaxCyte, Inc.

The Emerging Star Award

Sponsored by | HSBC Innovation Banking


  • AstronauTx Ltd
  • Autifony Therapeutics
  • CHARM Therapeutics
  • NMD Pharma A/S
  • Nuclera Ltd
  • Quell Therapeutics Ltd
  • Sitryx Therapeutics
  • Tubulis Gmbh

Mediscience Commentator of the Year Award

Sponsored by | MEDiSTRAVA 


  • Biotech Hangout
  • Stephen Hansen/BioCentury
  • Hannah Kuchler/Financial Times
  • Natasha Loder/The Economist
  • Brad Loncar/BiotechTV
  • Melanie Senior 

Capital Market Transaction of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Edison Group


  • argenx
  • Autolus Therapeutics
  • Bicycle Therapeutics
  • Galderma
  • Kooth plc
  • SCHOTT Pharma

Most Significant Contribution to the Mediscience Sector Award

Sponsored by | SP Angel  


  • Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier & Francisco Mojica 
  • EBD Group
  • LifeArc
  • Ruth McKernan
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation

Chief Executive of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Panmure Gordon 


  • Karim Bitar/Convatec plc
  • Christian Itin/Autolus Therapeutics
  • Yamin ‘Mo’ Khan/hVIVO plc
  • Daniel Lee/Tissue Regenix Group plc
  • Flemming Ornskov/Galderma
  • Jorge Santos da Silva/MoonLake Immunotherapeutics
  • Adam Steensberg/Zealand Pharma
  • Fredrik Tiberg/Camurus

Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Cavendish


  • Camurus
  • CRISPR Therapeutics AG
  • MoonLake Immunotherapeutics
  • PureTech Health plc
  • Recordati SpA
  • Zealand Pharma

2025 Nominations

Nominations for the 2024 awards are now closed. Sign up above to be in time for next year.


  • These awards are open to quoted mediscience companies on recognised exchanges throughout Europe, as well as European and UK-based companies that are quoted on NASDAQ. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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