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SCRIP Awards 2013 -Best Company in an Emerging Market – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories – India, Novartis’s Bexsero, Best New Drug


The SCRIP Awards 2013 celebrated achievements in the global biopharma industry last night at the Lancaster, London.

Hosted by Justin Webb, the evening was a fantastic mix of dining, entertainment and awards.

Among the winners were:

  • Novartis’s Bexsero, Best New Drug
  • Genmab, Biotech Company of the Year
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi’s Phase IIa study dupilumab in asthma, Clinical Advance of the Year

You can view the full roll of honour by clicking on the button below.

It was a great night and we would like to thank all those who entered and attended this year’s awards.

Finally congratulations to our winners and a huge thanks to our sponsors for helping us make it such a fantastic success.

Don’t forget to check our website in the next couple of days for all the pictures from the night.

2013 Winners

Best Company in an Emerging Market – Sponsored by Clinigen Group

  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories – India

Best Technological Development in Clinical Trials

  • Quintiles’s Infosario Safety

Best Partnership Alliance

  • AstraZeneca with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Amylin in diabetes

Financing Deal of the Year

  • Mesoblast’s equity financing of Aus$170m

Best Advance in an Emerging Market

  • Novartis’s Jian Kang Kuai Che Healthcare Project in China

Clinical Advance of the Year – Sponsored by Quintiles

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi’s Phase IIa study dupilumab in in asthma

Licensing Deal of the Year – Sponsored by Hume Brophy

  • AstraZeneca and Horizon Discovery for the development and commercialization of the HD-001 kinase target program for multiple cancer types

Executive of the Year

  • Roch Doliveux, chairman and chief executive officer of UCB

Biotech Company of the Year

  • Genmab

Best Contract Research Organization

  • Quintiles

Management Team of the Year

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Leonard S Schleifer and CSO George D Yancopoulos

Best New Drug – Sponsored by INC Research

  • Novartis’ Bexsero (meningococcal group B vaccine)

Pharma Company of the Year – Sponsored by ICON

  • Astellas

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Prof Dr Désiré Collen




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Novartis vaccine Bexsero® approved in Australia to help protect against MenB disease, a deadly form of bacterial meningitis

Australia approval marks a key step in expanding access to the first and only broad coverage vaccine against MenB disease[1],[2];Bexsero was granted European licensure this past January[1]

•    MenB disease is a leading cause of meningitis and sepsis globally, and causes approximately 85 percent of all meningococcal disease cases in Australia[3],[4],[5]

•    Bexsero safety and efficacy have been shown through clinical trials involving more than 8,000 people including infants, children, adolescents and adults[6]

Basel, August 15, 2013 – Novartis announced today that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has added Bexsero®, a multi-component Meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine (recombinant, adsorbed) suspension for injection 0.5 ml pre-filled syringe, to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for use in individuals from two months of age and older[6]. Bexsero is the first and only broad coverage vaccine to help protect all age groups against MenB disease, including infants who are at the greatest risk of infection  read all at……………

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