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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I apply to more than one category?

Yes. You may submit the same product to multiple categories, or, submit multiple products to the same category. There is no limit to how many applications your company can submit.

How are applications judged?

Each application will be reviewed by two judges against a set of criteria designed to evaluate the product’s ability to make a positive, innovative, real world impact on the biotech and pharma industries.

How are Best in Show Winners selected?

Best in Show winners are selected from category winners. Each category winner’s application is resubmitted to the judges who then select the most impressive cost saver, the best patient engagement solution, and the most innovative product overall.

How can I pay for my application?

You can pay for your application and upgrades using a credit card at the time of submission. Submissions must be paid for by the deadline in order to be reviewed by judges.

What information should I include in my application?

It is mandatory for your application to include Product/Service Name, Product/Service Description, Real World Application of Product/Service, Company Name, Company Overview, Company Website, Company Logo, and Company Address. Payment is also required to complete the application.  You also have the opportunity to provide supplementary materials such as press releases, PowerPoint presentations, data sheets, case studies, links to demo videos, etc.  

What is Real World Application of Product/Service?

The category question, "Real World Application of Product/Service" is a description of the existing state of the product/service, as opposed to information that is theoretical or simulated. Scores are weighted by the strength of data and results presented. You may upload case studies or other supplementary documents to support this response in the “supplementary materials” upload section of the application. Supplementary materials are not required but are encouraged.

What is the cost to apply?

The cost to submit a single application is $550. Applicants also have the opportunity to purchase advertising in our Innovation Report which will feature interviews with Winners and Best in Show Winners. 

What is the Innovation Report?

The Innovation Report will feature spotlights and interviews of all category winners and will be promoted to the 300,000+ influencers and decision-makers who read and trust FierceBiotech and FiercePharma.  The Innovation Report is scheduled to publish on Monday, September 14.

For a sample of the Innovation Report you may download the 2019 Life Sciences Innovation Report here.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any company that has a product, solution or service that addresses a specific need or challenge faced by the life sciences industry. This includes medical devices and products/services still in R&D. The application will be scored high/low based on the ability of the applicant to demonstrate the following; effectiveness, technical innovation, competitive advantage, financial impact and true innovation. Descriptions of the criteria can be found on the Category page.

Will I receive feedback from the judges?

Unfortunately, no.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions, please submit an inquiry to LifeSciencesAwards@questex.com. We will follow up with you shortly!

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