Life Sciences BC Announces Recipients of the 23rd Annual Life Sciences BC AwardsTuesday, August 10, 2021
Vancouver, BC, August 10, 2021--(T-Net)--Life Sciences BC has announce the recipients of the 23rd Annual Life Sciences BC Awards. These awards recognize the talented individuals and organizations who contribute to the vibrant life sciences ecosystem in B.C.
This year's award winners exemplify leadership and innovative thinking; they nurture talent and drive ongoing life sciences sector success within British Columbia and beyond.
Two new awards this year recognize the exceptional leadership shown in response to COVID-19 over the past 16 months. In recognizing their contributions, we celebrate the strength of our life sciences industry not only over the last year but also as a major contributor to the future economic strength and recovery, sustainable employment, and health and wellbeing of the province.
The 2021 Life Sciences BC Award Winners are:
BC Life Sciences innovation has been globally recognized for addressing the unique challenges that arose as a result of the pandemic. Through collaboration between academic and research institutions, local SME and global pharmaceutical companies, we saw BC take a leadership role in the development of vaccines, therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics, and digital health solutions.
While many BC companies and individuals have contributed greatly, Life Sciences BC would like to recognize the extraordinary efforts made within our sector with two special awards that celebrate leadership.
"Life Sciences BC is delighted to celebrate the life sciences sector at the 23rd Life Sciences BC Awards ceremony, presented by FARRIS. The BC Life Sciences sector has shown extraordinary leadership over the past 16 months, where BC innovation has been critical in contributing solutions and technologies for vaccines, therapeutics, medical devices and much more during the global pandemic." said
Wendy Hurlburt, President and CEO of Life Sciences BC.
"Each year, it's exciting to celebrate the growing diversity within our BC life sciences/biotech ecosystem. This year's award winners demonstrate this, with representatives from academia, health institutions, research & development, SMEs, government, and industry. With this year's awards we're also celebrating the future of healthcare innovation based on our province's sound foundation of basic science, research and entrepreneurship exemplified by our world class life sciences companies." stated Scott Phillips, Life Sciences BC Board Chair and CEO of Starfish Medical.
The 2021 Life Sciences BC award winners will be recognized at this year's 23rd Annual Life Sciences BC Awards, to be held on Zoom at 2 pm on September 23, 2021.
Please visit their event page https://lifesciencesbc.ca/event/23rd-annual-life-sciences-bc-awards/
About Life Sciences BC
Life Sciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-government, industry association that supports and represents the life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, facilitation of investment and partnering, and promotion of our world-class science and industry.
Life sciences sectors, from biopharmaceuticals and medical technology to digital health and medical devices, are integrated into our organization and all that we do, ensuring that no life sciences sector is working in isolation — and that all sectors come together in a comprehensive, complementary and coordinated fashion.
Throughout the year, Life Sciences BC undertakes numerous programs and projects in support of these sectors. These include public policy initiatives, facilitating linkages between global industry and our local organizations, raising the profile of our industry internationally and thus facilitating investment and global partnering opportunities, and helping nurture economic development in British Columbia through the life sciences industry.
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