Two Montgomery County Companies Take Home Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s Awards

Allergan from Fort Washington and Genomind from King of Prussia took home awards during the Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s annual dinner. (Image via USAToday)

Two Montgomery County companies came out as winners during the awards ceremony part of the Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s annual dinner, writes John George for Philadelphia Business Journal.

The annual event drew a record 1,200 crowd on Thursday night, where awards were given out for various categories in the life science industry.

Allergan, the Fort Washington biopharmaceutical company that is working on new therapies for treating skin conditions and autoimmune diseases, won the Deal of the Year award for its $639 million acquisition of Vitae.

The second award went to Genomind from King of Prussia. The personalized medicine company which uses genetic testing to help providers make the best decisions on which drug therapy to use for patients with mental health conditions, won the Emerging Company of the Year award.

In addition, the State Official of the Year award went to State Senator, Bob Mench, who represents parts of Montgomery, Bucks and Berks counties.

Christopher P. Molineaux, president of Life Sciences Pannsylvania, said the group’s annual dinner has developed into the third largest life sciences industry get together, only topped in size by the Bio International Convention and J.P. Morgan’s health care conference.

Read more about the life sciences industry awards at Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.