2020 Annual Dinner



The Annual Dinner is the premier event for the life sciences industry in Pennsylvania. More than 1,400 attendees will convene for this can’t-miss event.  Join Pennsylvania’s life sciences community for dinner, networking and an evening celebrating our industry’s achievements.

Click here to read about the 2019 award winners and finalists.

June 18, 2020  |  5:00 – 9:00 PM

Pennsylvania Convention Center

143 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

For the convenience of Annual Dinner attendees, Life Sciences PA has secured a room block at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center. To take advantage of the room block, please book your room here.

Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center
1301 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Looking for an easy way to travel from Pittsburgh to the Annual Dinner? The new bus route from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia can get you there by 5 pm from as low as $14.99. To learn more about routes and departure times, please click here. 

2020 Award Nominations

Each of the awards presented at the Life Sciences PA Annual Dinner recognizes a contribution that helped shape the life sciences industry into what it is today. This is your chance to tell us who you believe should be honored at this year’s Annual Dinner.

Please Note: Organizations and individuals are eligible to self-nominate for all award categories.


Deadline for award nominations has passed.

Emerging Company of the Year

Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s Emerging Company of the Year Award recognizes a Pennsylvania-based company or organization of 100 employees or fewer that has experienced significant growth and/or achievement in 2019, while contributing positively to its community and the overall life sciences business climate of the Commonwealth. The Emerging Company of the Year Award is evaluated based on Fundraising/Revenue Growth, Business Plan Performance, Product Innovation, Community Impact, and Entrepreneurship & Leadership.

Deal of the Year Award

The Deal of the Year Award recognizes an organization or organizations which have promoted the growth of Pennsylvania’s life sciences industry by way of a substantial deal or strategic partnership. The organization(s) receiving the Award will have closed a deal or strategic partnership in 2019 that resulted in the continued growth and advancement of Pennsylvania’s life sciences industry. The deal can have occurred at any stage of product development or level of organization maturity.

Patient Impact Award

LSPA’s Patient Impact Award recognizes a medicine, therapy, device, company or organization that made a significant contribution to the quality of healthcare or length of life of patients in 2019. Eligible organizations include medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies or research institutions with significant operations in Pennsylvania.

Scientific Achievement Award

The Scientific Achievement Award recognizes a scientist or team of scientists in the Pennsylvania life sciences community who have demonstrated outstanding achievement by advancing knowledge, innovation, and/or patient care.

Highlights from 2019

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