The premier social event for the Life Sciences Industry
Each year, Life Sciences PA confers Annual Awards to innovative Pennsylvania life science community leaders. These individuals and companies have made significant contributions to the industry during the past year and have dedicated their careers to achieving better outcomes for patients.
SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 10, 2024
For the first time in three years, the Annual Awards Program will be open to the public. Save the date and join us in Philadelphia, PA April 10 for the conferral of Annual Awards.
Award Winners and Finalists 2023
Federal Official of the Year Award
The Federal Official of the Year Award recognizes a federal official from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Washington, DC on behalf of the life sciences industry.
Janet Woodcock, M.D.
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STATE Official of the Year Award
The State Officials of the Year Award recognizes an official from Pennsylvania state government who has distinguished himself or herself as a leader who supports the life sciences community.
REP. Matt Bradford
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Since being sworn in to office in 2008, Representative Matt Bradford has been engaged with and supportive of Pennsylvania’s life sciences ecosystem. As a representative of central Montgomery County, Representative Bradford has a strong understanding of the research and development community in the Commonwealth – especially those organizations located throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. After serving on the Appropriations Committee for eight years, Representative Bradford was elected by his colleagues as Democratic chair of the powerful committee in 2018. In that role the Representative has been supportive of expanding the Research and Development tax credit, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and other incentives critical to the life sciences community. Suffice it to say, Representative Bradford has been a long-standing champion in ensuring the state government continues to incentivize research and development for human health.
Scientific Achievement Award
The Scientific Achievement Award recognizes a scientist in the Pennsylvania life sciences community who has demonstrated outstanding achievement by advancing scientific knowledge, innovation, and/or patient care in their lifetime.
Gerald J. Gleich, M.D.
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Dr. Gerald J. Gleich has dedicated more than 5 decades to eosinophil research, building a growing body of scientific understanding of the role they play in driving inflammatory disease. Dr. Gleich’s work has not only led to the identification of new disorders but also has been pivotal in the development of a number of therapeutic agents to treat an array of eosinophil-driven conditions. Dr. Gleich developed the technology currently being advanced by NexEos, a Philadelphia company co-founded by Dr. Gleich to better identify eosinophil-driven inflammation.
Patient Impact Award
The Patient Impact Award recognizes a medicine, therapy, device, or organization that has made a significant contribution to the quality of healthcare or length of life of patients in 2022.
Frank Baldino CEO of the Year Award
The Frank Baldino CEO of the Year Award recognizes a CEO who has demonstrated visionary leadership and active participation to advance the industry in 2022.
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Scott Braunstein of Marinus Pharma has overseen the approval and early commercial launch of Ztalmy, the first and only seizure medicine specifically for people with CDKL5 deficiency disorder aged 2 years and older. November also saw Marinus sign a collaboration agreement with Tenacia Biotechnology valued at $266 million. Scott currently serves on the board of Directors for Coastal Volunteers in Medicine, where he drove a fundraising campaign to expand its current medical facility and patient services. He also serves on the Life Science Cares Board of Advisors and does philanthropic work through Cornell’s Alumni Association, establishing an experiential learning fund that supplies upward of $25,000 in annual funding for students.
Hubert J.P. Schoemaker Leadership Award
The Hubert J.P. Schoemaker Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding leader in the life sciences community who best exemplifies the spirit of innovation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Paul Perreault was appointed CEO and Managing Director of CSL in 2013, and since then has overseen the organization’s grow into the world’s third-largest biotechnology company with over 30,000 employees. Through the P.A.L.S plasma donation program, Paul and CSL encourage donors to connect with patients, who regularly visit CSL Plasma centers. Paul has been named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO and Humanitarian of the Year by the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. While Paul is stepping down from his role at CSL in 2023, his leadership in the life sciences community will be felt for years to come.
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Life Sciences Pennsylvania was founded in 1989 by a biotech scientist at Penn State University. Today it has grown to represent the entire life sciences industry – medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, investment organizations, research institutions, and myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania.