2020 ViE Awards - Final Shortlist



After 3 months of nominations and voting we are excited to announce the final shortlist in each category below – all the very best of luck. 

Congratulations also to all the nominations that didn’t make the final as many of the categories were very close, with exceptional work done in the industry by every single company put forward.

For the finalists below, the submission form has already been sent to representatives of the company to fill in for the 9th March deadline.  However if you believe this is something you would be responsible for coordinating and haven’t received this, then please contact marc.rhys-evans@terrapinn.com or wing-yun.cheung@terrapinn.com asap so you don’t miss out.

We look forward to seeing you all there on the 7th April!



Best Clinical Trial Site Award

  • Benchmark Research
  • Center for Pharmaceutical Research
  • Clinical Trials of Texas
  • DM Clinical Research
  • Heartland Research 
  • Meridian Clinical Research
  • Ventavia Research Group

Best Central Laboratory Award

  • Battelle
  • Covance Labs
  • ICON Labs
  • PPD Laboratories Central Lab 
  • Q2 Solutions
  • Vismederi

Best Contract Manufacturing Organization Award

  • Advanced BioScience Laboratories (ABL)
  • Batavia Biosciences
  • Emergent BioSolutions
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • IDT Biologika
  • VGXI
  • Vibalogics 

Best New Vaccine Technology/Platform Award

  • Bavarian Nordic – MVA-BN platform
  • Enesi Pharma - ImplaVax Platform Technology
  • GeneOne Life Science – DNA platform
  • Medicago - Proficia technology
  • Moderna - mRNA platform
  • Valneva - chikungunya
  • OncoSec Medical - plasmid DNA delivery platform
  • Vaccitech - T cell-inducing platform

Best Pharma Award Shortlist

  • GSK
  • Inovi
  • Janssen
  • Merck
  • Novavax
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi
  • Takeda

Best Therapeutic Vaccine Award Shortlist

  • Cancer vaccine SNS-301, Sensei Bio
  • CV8102 cancer vaccines - CureVac
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme vaccine, Inovio
  • HPV vaccine - Advaxis
  • HPV vaccine, VGX3100 & Inovio
  • mRNA cancer vaccine - Merck/Moderna
  • VBI Vaccines -1901 – glioblastoma - VBI

Best Clinical Trial Network Award

  • Accelerated Enrollment Solutions – Optimal Research
  • Alliance for Multispecialty Research - AMR
  • Elite Research Network
  • Platinum Research Network
  • PMG Research
  • Rochester Clinical Research
  • The International PfSPZ Consortium (i-PfSPZ-C)
  • VaxCorps 

Best Contract Research Organization Award

  • Celerion
  • ICON
  • PPD
  • PRA Health Sciences
  • SGS Life Sciences
  • Syneos Health

Best Production/Process Development Award

  • 3M
  • Avanti Polar Lipids
  • BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems
  • Eppendorf
  • LumaCyte
  • Novo Nordisk Pharmatech
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech 

Best Academic/Research Team Award Shortlist

  • Brighton Collaboration - Dr Robert Chen
  • Centre for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD), University of Maryland School of Medicine - Prof Kathy Neuzil
  • NIH Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory - Dr Barney S. Graham, MD
  • Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù - Dr Alberto Tozzi
  • Precision Vaccines Program, Boston Children’s Hospital - Dr Ofer Levy
  • The Pirbright Institute - Bryan Charleston
  • University of Western Ontario, HIV research - Dr Chil-Yong Kang
  • Wistar Institute - Dr David Weiner Laboratory 

Best Prophylactic Vaccine Award Shortlist

  • C.diff Vaccine, Pfizer
  • Dengue Vaccine candidate TAK 003, Takeda
  • Ebola vaccine, Janssen
  • Ebola Vaccine, Merck
  • HIV vaccine, Inovio
  • MERS DNA vaccine, GeneOne/Inovio
  • PfSPZ malaria vaccines - Sanaria
  • Universal flu vaccine, BiondVax


  • Boehringer Ingelheim – launches trivalent poultry vaccine VAXXITEK® HVT+IBD+ND protects against three diseases (not approved yet)
  • Ceva – ULTIFEND vaccine, next generation vector vaccine against Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) and Newcastle Disease (ND)
  • Elanco – Prevacent PRRS vaccine (they don’t have anything for 2019 so we can repeat)
  • Merck Animal Health - PORCILIS® Lawsonia Vaccine for Piglets
  • Merck Animal Health (Latin America) - New vaccine that provides protection to tilapia against streptococcosis
  • Virbac – Calf scour
  • Zoetis - Poulvac Procerta HVT-ND vector vaccine for protecting poultry against Marek's disease and Newcastle disease