On Wednesday 22 November, Oxford Technology Park (OTP) announced the winner of the ‘Young Life Sciences Entrepreneur Award’ at the esteemed OBN Awards 2023, which took place at the Royal Lancaster in London.
As proud sponsors of this category, OTP took great pride in unveiling the exceptional recipient – Kirsty Smitten of MetalloBio – a distinguished Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and co-founder of MetalloBio with a PhD in Chemistry and Microbiology, Kirsty has won several awards for the research underpinning MetalloBio’s technology including the ELRIG Early Career Impact Award and listing in the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Ian Harris, Director of Asset Management at Life Science REIT, bestowed the award with a heartfelt tribute, stating:
“Kirsty earned this accolade not only for her groundbreaking research but also for the exceptional quality of the company she founded amidst adversity. As Kirsty’s name echoed through the room, a spontaneous standing ovation erupted, a powerful acknowledgment in her honour and lifetime achievements.”
The OBN Awards, now in their 15th year, are a highly regarded and sought-after awards programme for the Life Sciences industry, designed to celebrate innovation and outstanding achievement across all corners of the industry.
The 12 award categories shine a light on companies at all stages of development, recognising inspirational leadership, exciting innovation, novel and exciting approaches to unmet clinical needs, outstanding company progression and the delivery of real-life, tangible results.
For a full list of the winners across all 12 categories and further details about the 2023 awards, visit the OBN website.