Life Sciences BC Announces Winners of 24th Annual Awards

Vancouver, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Life Sciences BC (LSBC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 24th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards, presented by Farris. These awards recognize the achievements of individuals, companies and organizations that have successfully advanced successful healthcare innovations and contributed to BC’s life sciences ecosystem.

According to the report BC Life Sciences Update 2021: Building on a Foundation of Innovation, British Columbia’s ecosystem has never been stronger. The report, released by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in conjunction with LSBC, says the province is home to the fastest growing life sciences sector in Canada, employing more than 18,000 people at more than 2,000 companies. Vancouver also recently ranked first out of all Canadian cities in the 2021 Life Sciences edition of the Global Startup Ecosystem Report, further demonstrating the critical importance and potential far-reaching impacts of discoveries. science and innovation taking place in the province.

The annual LSBC Awards presented by Farris celebrate the many accomplishments of the life sciences industry among peers, family and friends.

The 2022 Life Sciences BC award winners are:


  • Prize Dr. Don Rix for Lifetime Achievement in the Life Sciences – Dr. Simon Pimstone
  • Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence – Dr. Lauchlan Fraser


  • Offer of the year – Precision nanosystems
  • Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year Award – Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical/Digital Technology Company of the Year – thriving health
  • Milton Wong Award for Leadership – adMare BioInnovations
  • Life Sciences Strategic Partner of the Year – Genome BC
  • Life Sciences Company of the Year – Therapeutic Acuitas


British Columbia’s life sciences sector has received global recognition for its innovation throughout the pandemic. While there are several British Columbia companies and individuals who have and continue to make significant contributions, LSBC would like to recognize an individual for their scientific entrepreneurship and the advancement of life science research through through a Global Impact Award.

  • Global Impact Award – Dr Pieter Cullis

Wendy Hurlburt, President and CEO of Life Sciences BC:

“The LSBC’s annual Life Sciences BC Awards, presented by Farris, provide us with an opportunity to honor the efforts of many individuals in our industry whose work is dedicated to advancing biological research and discovery. medicines to improve and save lives. We congratulate this year’s winners, as they truly reflect the extraordinary talent within the BC ecosystem and the diverse ways our community continues to leave its mark on the sector worldwide by pushing the boundaries of innovation to create life-changing treatments, therapies and technologies. .”

Scott Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Life Sciences BC and CEO of Starfish Medical:

“The 2022 LSBC Awards underscore why British Columbia is recognized as a world leader in the life sciences sector, and the work and dedication of this year’s winners showcases a new wave of innovation that can and will continue. to have a positive impact on healthcare and patient outcomes. We congratulate all of this year’s recipients for the work ethic they consistently demonstrate in their daily efforts to advance the research, development and technology of life-changing products and clinical application.

Winners of the 2022 Life Sciences BC Awards will be recognized at this year’s 24th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards presented by Farris on September 22, 2022. To learn more about the 24th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards Gala, visit the LSBC awards page. The Awards Gala is one of many events hosted by Life Sciences BC each year.

Presenting Sponsor




Astra Zeneca

Canaccord Genuity

Genome BC

Providence Research & St. Paul Foundation

Technology Sponsor

Chinook Therapy

Event Supporter

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

About Life Sciences BC

Life Sciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-governmental industry association that supports and represents the BC life sciences community through leadership, facilitating investment and partnerships, and promoting our science and our world-class industry.

The life sciences sectors, from biopharma and medical technology to digital health and medical devices, are integrated into our organization and everything we do, ensuring that no life sciences sector works in isolation – and that all sectors come together in a comprehensive, complementary, and coordinated fashion.

Throughout the year, Life Sciences BC undertakes many programs and projects in support of these sectors. These include public policy initiatives, facilitating connections between global industry and our local organizations, raising the profile of our industry internationally and thereby facilitating global investment and partnership opportunities, and helping to fostering economic development in British Columbia through the life sciences industry.

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