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College Hill Congratulates the Wellcome Trust for winning "Most Significant Contribution to the Mediscience Sector" Award

College Hill Congratulates the Wellcome Trust for winning "Most Significant Contribution to the Mediscience Sector" Award

27 June 2011, London: College Hill Life Sciences is delighted to congratulate The Wellcome Trust for winning the 2011 award for the "Most Significant Contribution to the Mediscience Sector" at the European Mediscience Awards on 22nd June 2011 in recognition of the Wellcome Trust's commitment to translational research.

The accolade for "Most Significant Contribution to the Mediscience Sector", was sponsored by College Hill Life Sciences for the 3rd year running and recognises an individual, company, government department, or research council which has made the single, most significant contribution to the sector. The Wellcome Trust joins an impressive list of previous recipients of this award, including the European Medicines Agency, the Biotechnology Industry Association and Shire Pharmaceuticals. The winners of the other European Mediscience Awards can be found here: http://www.mediscience-event.co.uk/winners.

Accelerating the application of research is part of the Wellcome Trust's strategic focus, and the organisation has a long history of science and enterprise. Through its Technology Transfer Division, the Trust helps to bridge the gap between fundamental research and commercial application by funding applied research and development projects to a stage where they are attractive to follow-on funders, such as venture capital firms, industry and public-private partnerships.

Bina Rawal, Head of Medical Affairs at the Wellcome Trust - who collected the award on behalf of the Trust - said: "We are delighted to receive this Award, which is a testament to the excellence of our in-house team and the many expert advisors who assist us in identifying the best opportunities. Our support for translational research goes beyond funding alone - we play a very active role in mentoring, problem-solving and facilitating relationships with leading experts, to ensure that every project we fund has the best chance at success."

Melanie Toyne Sewell, Head of Financial PR, College Hill Life Sciences, sponsor of the award, added: "With the current difficult economic environment, the Wellcome Trust's work and funding is invaluable for supporting early research. Over the years the Trust has been responsible for nurturing early ideas and helping translate them into real, innovative programmes and subsequent treatments for patients. The Trust's work has a significant positive impact on the healthcare and life sciences sectors, and therefore was an easy choice as winner of this award; long may it continue its work."

Led by Managing Partner, Sue Charles, College Hill Life Sciences has specialists across financial, corporate, healthcare and marketing communications, and integrates design into its communications mix. College Hill Life Sciences offers seamless global outreach with teams located in the UK, Germany and the US and has experience of working with a range of businesses from start-ups to leading multinational corporations. Its client base spans pharma, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare, laboratory supplies and service providers in addition to venture capitalists, recruitment companies, not-for-profit and academic organisations and science-associated bodies.

For further information:

Sue Charles
Managing Partner, Life Sciences
+44 (0)20 7457 2020
+44 (0)7968 726 585
sue.charles[at]collegehill.com

Melanie Toyne Sewell
Head of Financial PR, Life Sciences
+44 (0)20 7457 2020
melanie.toynesewell[at]collegehill.com

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