2019 Award Nominations

Was 2018 a phenomenal year for your organization?
March 13, 2019  |  Pennsylvania Convention Center

About the 2019 Annual Dinner – Awards

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.  The nominees and award winners represent continued dedication to the ultimate goal of achieving better outcomes for patients.

This is your chance to tell us who you believe should be honored at this year’s Annual Dinner.


Submission deadline for awards has passed.

Life Sciences PA’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 2018, 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 five equally weighted criteria – Revenue Growth, Business Plan Performance, Product Innovation, Community Impact, and Entrepreneurship + Leadership.

Life Sciences PA’s 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 2018 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.

Life Sciences PA’s Patient Impact Award recognizes a company or organization that has made a significant contribution to the quality of health care or length of life of patients in 2018. Eligible organizations include medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies or research institutions with significant operations in Pennsylvania.

Life Sciences PA’s 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, or patient care.

Clarkston Scholars Program – Developing our industry’s future leaders.

Each year, the Clarkston Scholars Program provides one sophomore attending a four-year college or university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania, majoring in a life sciences related field of study, a $10,000 scholarship award ($5,000 per year for junior and senior year). In addition, the Clarkston Scholar will receive exposure to the life sciences industry through mentoring with Clarkston Consulting and participation in Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA) events over the course of the two-year scholarship award period.

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