Triumphant night for North East biomedical firms

Sixteen of the region's biomedical firms battled it out at an award's ceremony celebrating a successful year within the sector

The winners of the 2014 Biomedical Awards with Dr John Stageman OBE, chairman of Bionow and Dr Diane Cresswell, executive director of Bionow
The winners of the 2014 Biomedical Awards with Dr John Stageman OBE, chairman of Bionow and Dr Diane Cresswell, executive director of Bionow

The region’s best biomedical companies have been recognised for their achievements in a busy year at the 2014 Biomedical Awards.

Hosted by Bionow at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 16 firms battled it out in several award categories – export, outstanding growth, innovation and technology and partnership/collaboration of the year.

The winners – Hartlepool-based Hart Biologicals Ltd, Middlesbrough-based WhiteWash Laboratories, Glythera, QuantuMDx Group Ltd and Kiera, all headquartered in Newcastle – were all praised for the work they are doing to further the growth of the biomedical sector. The ceremony also saw Hart Biologicals Ltd’s Keighley Campbell named Promising Technologist of the Year.

Geoff Davison, CEO of Bionow, said: “The entries we received for this year’s Biomedical Awards were of an extremely high standard and confirmed the region’s standing as a powerhouse in the biomedical sector. The winners and runners-up demonstrated just how many versatile and visionary biomedical firms we have in the North, and all of the judges were greatly impressed.”

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