I am delighted that my public relations work with Abcodia announcing their major collaboration with Cancer Research UK was runner-up in the BioNewsRound award at the Genesis 2013 conference this week. The award was based on our press release announcing the creation of the new Early Diagnostics Consortium to discover and validate cancer biomarkers for their eventual use in cancer screening.
Each of the 12 finalists gave a presentation on why their chosen press release was “exciting and significant” for their company, the life science industry and patients.Â For Abcodia,Â their exciting announcement described how a two-year-old company with a staff of only four, signed a multi-year, multi-million pound deal with the worldâ€™s largest cancer charity that might save thousands of lives. The image with this post is a snapshot of some of the amazing media coverage we achieved.
The full list of finalists, all with fantastic stories to tell of outstanding innovative products and major deals, were:
Ariana Pharma â€“ WIN Consortium selection
Eagle Genomics â€“ Completion of first fundraising
BioIndustry Association â€“ Announcing renewal of the Biomedical Catalyst
Kalgene â€“ Announcing multi-year collaboration with CIMTEC
Domainex â€“ Launch of Discovery STAR Award competition
Astex Pharmaceuticals â€“ Acquisition by Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Sernova Corp â€“ Outcome of early Cell Pouch studiesÂ I thought this announcement was particularly outstanding
Abcodia â€“ The Early Diagnostics Consortium initiative
Isomerase Therapeutics â€“ Collaboration with Neurovive Pharmaceutical AB