Announcing the 2014 ViE Awards Winners

Announcing the winners of the 7th AnnualVaccineNation and the World Vaccine Congress is proud to announce the winners of the 7th Annual ViE Awards.

Congratulations to all those who were Highly Recommended and to those who won.

Best Clinical Site & Trial Network Finalists
Winner: Benchmark Research New Orleans, Benchmark Research
Highly Recommended: Accelovance Rockville, Accelovance

Best Contract Research Organisation Finalists
Winner: ICON Clinical Research
Highly Recommended: Quintiles

Best Contract Manufacture Organisation Finalists
Winner: VGXI
Highly Recommended: Charles River Laboratories

Best Technological Development Finalists
Winner: Gates Foundation and intellectual Vaccines (Global Good) Cold chain technology
Highly Recommended: Vaxess Technologies (Novel silk protein-based vaccine stabalization technology)

Best Vaccine Partnership / Alliance Finalists
Winner: Intellectual Ventures and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Global Good cold chain technology)
Highly Recommended: Bio-Manguinhos and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Measles/rubella vaccine partnership) 

Best Academic Research Team Finalists
Winner: John’s Hopkins, Dengue program
Highly Recommended: University of Maryland – School of Medicine, Microbiota and Salmonella Typhi and Shigella Infections and Vaccines

Best Financing Deal Finalists
Winner: Hookipa Biotech and Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Takeda Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Forbion Capital Partners and BioMedPartners – $27m Phase I
Highly Recommended: Vaxess Technologies and Norwich Ventures and Jeffrey C Walker – $3.5m Series A

Best Licensing Deal Finalists
Winner: Roche and Inovio – Multi-antigen DNA immunotherapies
Highly Recommended: Biological E & Novartis Vaccines Institute for Global Health (NVGH) – Phase II Typhoid

Best Early-Stage Biotech Finalists
Winner: Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Highly Recommended: Genocea Biosciences

Best Biotech CEO Finalists
Winner: Chip Clark, Genocea Biosciences
Highly Recommended: Anne De Groot, EpiVax

Best Pharma Company Finalists
Winner: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics
Highly Recommended: MedImmune

Best Therapeutic Vaccine (approved or in development) Finalists
Winner: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, VGX-3100, SynCon® therapeutic DNA vaccine candidate
Highly Recommended: Genocea Biosciences, GEN-003, HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS-2

Best Prophylactic Vaccine (approved or in development) Finalists
Winner: Sanaria, PfSPZ Malaria vaccine
Highly Recommended: Sanofi Pasteur, C.diffense, Clostridium difficile

Outstanding Achievement Award 2014
Winner: ONE Campaign

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