17th Annual LifeSciences BC 2015 Award Winners, presented by FARRIS

VANCOUVER, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - LifeSciences BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards. These awards presented annually by FARRIS, are given in recognition to individuals and companies who have made a significant and meaningful contribution in the field of health and life sciences in our world-class life sciences community in British Columbia.

The 2015 Award Winners are:

Life Sciences Company of the Year
STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Medical Technology Company of the Year
Kardium Inc.

Growth Stage Life Sciences Company of the Year
Qu Biologics Inc.

Award for Clinical Research Excellence
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Genome British Columbia Award for Scientific Excellence
Dr. Mel Krajden, Medical Head, Hepatitis - Clinical Prevention Services; Associate Medical Director, BCCDC Public Health Microbiology and Reference Laboratory, BC Centre for Disease Control; Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

Milton Wong Award for Leadership
Dr. Pieter Cullis, Director, Life Sciences Institute UBC; Director, NanoMedicines Research Group; Chair, Personalized Medicine Initiative; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC

Corporate Partner/Advisor of the Year
Joseph Garcia, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Director of Genome BC, Director Emeritus of LifeSciences BC and member of BIOTECanada Legal Affairs Advisory Board

Dr. Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Adjunct Clinical Professor, UBC, Associate Scientist, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research – Aubrey J. Tingle Prize
Dr. Adeera Levin, Head, Division of Nephrology, UBC, and Executive Director, BC Provincial Renal Agency

To read more about our winners please go to: http://www.lifesciencesbc.ca/newsroom/lsbc-news/news03031501.aspx

SOURCE LifeSciences BC

For further information: Susan Ogilvie, Manager, Communications and External Affairs, LifeSciences BC, Office: 604-669-9909 EXT 106, Cell: 604-218-5188, Email: sogilvie@lifesciencesbc.ca

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