BioBuzz Awards

Recognizing the companies and leaders in the BioHealth Capital Region and Greater Philadelphia who create stronger biotechnology and life science ecosystems.

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The 3rd Annual BioBuzz Awards

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It’s time to recognize influential industry leaders, innovative companies, stalwart ecosystem builders, diligent workforce development champions and exciting breakthrough companies that make our life sciences communities so vibrant and impactful. 

The life sciences communities in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia are innovating across all sectors to develop and deliver life changing therapies, devices and services to patients and families in need.

The BioBuzz Awards are an opportunity for us all to revisit the accomplishments of the past year and recognize industry leaders and companies who are doing great work to make an impact on human health while building a stronger community.

BioBuzz Award Categories

  • BioBuzz Media Award

    This award honors a media campaign that most aligns with our mission; ‘to create exceptional experiences that better connect people and employers and foster a stronger regional ecosystem.’ At its core, it recognizes the media campaigns or platforms that have successfully engaged, informed and connected people and reflect favorably on the BHCR. Eligible nominations may include social media, podcasts, video series, blog series, event or webinar series, and other advertising, marketing, and public relations campaigns. Nominees should be selected based on the strategic approach, quality and results achieved.

  • Community Builder Award

    This award honors someone in the region who has gone above and beyond their responsibilities to make an impact on the ecosystem by being a thoughtful community builder who fosters intentional collaborations and meaningful contributions of their time, energy and expertise to support the biohealth community. This person is a servant leader who sees beyond their job description or the balance sheet and strives to create a rising tide for all across the BioHealth Capital Region so that we can collectively make a greater impact on public health and patients around the world.

  • Workforce Champion Award

    This award recognizes the program or organization that has made a measurable contribution to enhancing the biotech workforce within the region. Talent is the single most important, and limiting, variable to the success of a company and of a regional economy. These nominees are recognized for their outstanding contributions and innovative approach to attracting, training, or growing the biotech workforce within
    the region.

  • The ‘John Holaday’ BioHealth Leadership Award

    In honor of the late John Holaday, Ph.D., renowned scientist, CEO, philanthropist, mentor and community leader, this award recognizes a regional biohealth leader who embodies Holaday’s personal credo -- "do well by doing good", and exemplifies a similar unwavering devotion to excellence. With this award we want you to nominate a servant leader who is carrying on John’s legacy and lives each day with a passionate pursuit of excellence and innovation in their own work to make a difference in the lives of others. As CEO and Founder EntreMed, and MaxCyte, Holaday had an important role in building the foundation for the biohealth industry that exists here today, and we want to honor that legacy through this award. Learn more about John Holaday, Ph.D. here.

  • Breakthrough Company of the Year

    This award recognizes the companies who have pursued their mission with dedication and perseverance, and built momentum towards commercialization with a substantial breakthrough this past year. Nominees should be selected of companies who have achieved important milestones such as advancing to a clinical stage company, achieving successful pivotal trials, or getting FDA approval for the commercialization of their technology to bring it to the patients who need it.

  • Life Science Employer of the Year

    This award honors the life science employers who are the foundation of a vibrant biotech cluster. Being a great employer is about building an exceptional workforce, developing an employee-centric culture that keeps employees engaged and empowers them to be ambassadors for your company, fostering a more inclusive and resilient workforce. It’s also about the ability to attract top talent and achieve your needed growth without compromising these elements. Nominees should reflect these essential elements and have a talent brand that.



BioBuzz partners, Annual Sponsors, Featured Employers, and clients select nominations.


Finalists will be chosen from nominations and featured in exclusive BioBuzz content.


Unlike other awards, ours winners are selected by a peoples' choice vote based on nominations.