The European Mediscience awards dinner, held annually in June, recognises and rewards excellence within the quoted life-sciences sector, while also providing a forum for the mediscience industry and the City to meet in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. The event was sponsored by Evolution Securities, in association with the London Stock Exchange and the BioIndustry Association and has grown in line with the rapid development of the quoted company sector, and this year was again open to AIM companies, as well as those on the Full List. This reflects the growing importance of AIM to both the quoted company and the life-sciences sector as a whole.
Abcam was awarded the prize of "Best Newcomer". This particular category, sponsored by McGrigors was available to companies that went public in the period under review (1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006) on either the Full List or on AIM. The company should have already demonstrated exceptional investment and growth qualities.
Jonathan Milner accepting Best Newcomer award
Left to right; Kate Silverton (presenter); Jonathan Milner, Abcam plc, (winner); David Mandell, McGrigors; and Andrew Umbers, Evolution Securities.