Media Release October 8, 2020


 Over 190 individuals from across the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector came together online, on Thursday 8 October to celebrate success at the Medilink UK National Awards.

The awards recognised a multitude of achievements and outstanding contributions to the Life Sciences industry, and five companies from across the country were crowned as national winners.

Winning companies from the regional Medilink awards, which were held throughout 2019 and early 2020, were automatically shortlisted for the national titles.

Outstanding Achievement Award – For an achievement that has had a significant or vital impact on the company, sponsored by Mills and Reeve LLP


Sygnature Discovery (Nottingham)

Sygnature Discovery is a world-leading independent integrated drug discovery and pre-clinical services company. Since 2011, Sygnature have delivered 30 compounds into pre-clinical development, 15 of which have subsequently entered the clinic (Phases I, II and III) in several types of cancer, spinal injury, severe asthma, COPD, dry eye syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome, anti-viral, anti-fungal (invasive aspergillosis) and hereditary angioedema.


Kapitex (Wetherby, Yorkshire)

Kapitex Healthcare Limited is a specialist in airway intelligence and is a manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for tracheostomy, laryngectomy and dysphagia management.

YourGene Health (Manchester)

Yourgene Health plc (AIM:YGEN) is an international molecular diagnostics group which develops and commercialises genetic products and services; enabling scientific advances to positively impact human health.

The awards were presented by Chris Turner, Comedian and Freestyle Rapper. Chris Turner is a sharp-witted performer of clever puns and deadpan observations.  His wordplay has made him a hit on YouTube, on the live circuit around the world, and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Kevin Kiely  Chief Executive Officer  Medilink North of England said

‘To put this in perspective, Kapitex Healthcare were considered to be in the top three of your award category from across the entire UK, which is quite an achievement!  So well done to all at Kapitex Healthcare​​’