Life Sciences BC Announces 2024 Awards Winners

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--()--Life Sciences BC (LSBC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 26th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards presented by Farris. These awards recognize the exceptional achievements of individuals, companies, and organizations across British Columbia’s life sciences sector that have successfully advanced health innovations and significantly enriched our dynamic ecosystem. Each year a committee of esteemed sector leaders forms our adjudication committee to select the award recipients.

This year’s awards include the reintroduction of Deal of the Year, which recognizes a major transaction that had a transformative business impact.

A record-breaking number of nominations were received this year, underscoring the incredible breadth of talent and accomplishments across our sector.

Award recipients will be celebrated in person at the 26th Annual Life Sciences BC Awards Gala presented by Farris on September 10, 2024, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Learn more.

The 2024 Life Sciences BC Award winners are:

Company & Organizational Awards

  • Company of the Year: Aspect Biosystems
  • Emerging Company of the Year: Augurex
  • Strategic Partner of the Year: The University of British Columbia - School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Deal of the Year: Chinook Therapeutics

Individual Awards

  • Dr. Don Rix Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Richard Glickman
  • Milton Wong Community Leadership Award: Joseph Garcia
  • Scientific Entrepreneurship Award: Dr. Robert Young
  • Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence: Dr. Raymond Ng

Companies to Watch – Recognition Honour Roll*:

  • Kapoose Creek Bio
  • Mesentech
  • Reverb Therapeutics
  • SeraGene Therapeutics
  • VoxCell BioInnovation

* This recognition is not an award but highlights outstanding companies to take note of and watch.

“British Columbia is driving forward life sciences innovation, as record growth in recent years reflects the high caliber of regional talent working to advance the sector. This year, there is much to celebrate as momentum continues with top-tier scientific advancements, pivotal partnerships, and continued investments reinforcing our position as a global life sciences powerhouse. We are excited to recognize and honour those in the ecosystem who have dedicated their time, efforts, and talents to building the sector into what it is today. I’m extremely excited about this year’s awards recipients, as I am about the future of life sciences in British Columbia.” – Wendy Hurlburt, Life Sciences BC President & CEO.

Presenting Sponsor

Award Sponsors
Genome BC
Johnson & Johnson

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s Annual LSBC Awards Gala Presented by Farris, kindly reach out to Ryan Butt at

About Life Sciences BC

Life Sciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-government, industry association that supports and represents the life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, facilitation of investment and partnering, and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

We integrate all life sciences sectors into our organization, including biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, digital health, and medical devices. We encourage collaboration and promote a comprehensive, complementary, and coordinated approach across the industry.

Throughout the year, Life Sciences BC undertakes numerous programs and projects supporting these sectors. These include public policy initiatives, facilitating linkages between global industry and our local organizations, raising the profile of our industry internationally thus facilitating investment and global partnering opportunities, and helping nurture economic development in British Columbia through its life sciences industry.


Rosabel Bong
Marketing & Communications Manager

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Rosabel Bong
Marketing & Communications Manager