By Design Portfolio - 20 Jun 2017


Last week, over 500 quoted and private European Mediscience companies and their corporate advisers, analysts, fund managers, commentators and peers gathered at The Brewery in London for the annual European Mediscience Awards.

The sun was shining in the cobbled courtyard for the impressive pre-dinner drinks at the largest annual gathering of private and publicly quoted healthcare, biotech and life science companies in Europe.

Design Portfolio was delighted to be a sponsor at the event, celebrating achievements and recognising success in the sector. Our Chairman, Ian Restall, led the Voting Panel as Chairman – having been active for a number of years with helping hundreds of companies in this sector with their investor communications and corporate reporting requirements.

When it was time for the awards, the winners included MorphoSys AG (Best Communication); Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA (Breakthrough of the Year); MaxCyte Inc. (Best Technology); Verona Pharma plc (Capital Market Transaction of the Year); Crescendo Biologics Ltd (Emerging Star); and Evotec AG (Company of the Year). The elated recipients took to the stage for photographs with host Daisy McAndrew, former Economics Editor and Chief Political Correspondent for ITV News.

The evening concluded with comedy from Mark Watson and an excellent opportunity for most to extensively network and connect with colleagues past and present.

Congratulations again to all of the participants – especially those that won!

We look forward to next year – and the winners 2018 will bring.