Life sciences’ highest achievers awarded with prestigious Industry Excellence Awards

01 November 2021 | Monday | News

In recognition of the highest achievers in the Australian life sciences sector, the prestigious Industry Excellence Awards were announced today at the AusBiotech 2021 national conference, during Australia’s biggest week of biotech.
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  • Australian Company of the Year: SpeeDx 
  • Australian Emerging Company of the Year: oNKo-innate 

Industry Leadership Award: David Blake, Editor and Publisher, Bioshares


The AusBiotech and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards celebrate life science  leaders who are championing the sector throughout Australia and the global community. From  researchers who successfully translate their discoveries to clinical practice, to companies who  pioneer the developments of new treatments and reliable diagnostics, these illustrious Awards  recognise the leading lights of Australia’s world-class biotechnology, medical technology and  healthcare sectors.  

AusBiotech’s Chief Executive Officer, Lorraine Chiroiu, said: “Congratulations to the recipients of the  2021 AusBiotech and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards, who represent the  leading success stories of Australian biotechnology and act as a celebration of the innovation  excellence happening across the country. The companies and individuals recognised have made an invaluable contribution to the sector and Australia over the years, are driven by passion for  innovation and technical excellence in biotechnology, and demonstrate what can be achieved when  vision and commitment unite.” 

Ms Kathy Connell, Senior Director Early Innovation Partnering, ANZ, Johnson & Johnson Innovation,  who announced the Awards, said: “These inspiring award recipients are undertaking an incredibly important mission, aiming to improve the health of people across the globe. We are delighted to  sponsor these awards for the ninth consecutive year, and to help recognise the innovative and  outstanding approaches to science and business, and the meaningful contributions these  biotechnology leaders have made to the Australian life sciences ecosystem.” 


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