9 May 2019, London: Instinctif Partners, the business communications consultancy, congratulates all of the nominees shortlisted as finalists for the European Mediscience Awards 2019, especially those individuals and companies in the category, Mediscience Commentator of the Year, of which Instinctif Partners is the sponsor, for the 11th year.
The Award for "Mediscience Commentator of the Year" recognises the importance of clear and concise commentary on the sector. This year’s shortlisted nominees include Sam Fazeli, Bloomberg, Siegfried Hofmann & Maike Telgheder, Handelsblatt, Sabah Meddings, The Sunday Times, Nuala Moran, BioWorld, the team at Labiotech and Lisa Urquhart at Vantage.
The criteria for the award are for a journalist, columnist, specialist website or team that is dedicated to providing sharp, perceptive and penetrating commentary about the sector. In-depth knowledge of the sector is a given; the Voting Panel looks for excellence in the way that knowledge is communicated to the wider audience.
Recent winners of the award were Jacob Plieth from EP Vantage in 2018 and Clive Cookson from the Financial Times in 2017.
Congratulations also goes to three clients of Instinctif Partners Healthcare & Life Sciences’ practice that were short-listed: SkinBioTherapeutics plc (Best Technology Award); Mission Therapeutics Ltd (The Emerging Star Award); and Kevin Johnson, Partner at Medicxi (Lifetime Contribution).
The full list of nominees from can be found here.
The shortlisted finalists represent a broad cross-section of organisations and individuals across Europe who have made significant difference to the sector from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
Commenting on the announcement of the shortlisted finalists, Melanie Toyne-Sewell, Managing Partner of the Instinctif Partners Healthcare & Life Sciences team and a member of the voting panel said:
“This was a very strong year for candidates across all categories and the competition was fierce. Therefore, to get on the list of shortlisted nominees is a major achievement.
“We are fortunate to have a strong group of business and trade media covering our sector. They have a tough job to unravel the highly complex nature of the subjects they cover and make them accessible to a broad range of readers.
In our 11th year of sponsorship and even more years of attending, the European Mediscience Awards dinner is always a superb event to celebrate the sector and its achievements. We congratulate everyone on the shortlist and wish them luck on the night.”
The winners will be revealed at the Awards dinner in London on 13 June 2019.