15th Annual

PANTHEON 2018

PRESENTING DiNA™ AWARDS

Friday, November 30 | San Francisco, CA

California Life Sciences AssociationCalifornia Life Sciences Association

Nomination Criteria

Each year CLSA recognizes achievement and honors excellence in the life sciences industry in California by presenting DiNA awards during the CLSA Pantheon Awards dinner.

The 2018 Nominations are due by June 1, 2018 at 5:00pm (PST). Please submit nominations using on-line form. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Alan Kissick at akissick@califesciences.org

Leadership Award Category

In the category of the Life Sciences Leadership Award, no more than two (2) DiNA Awards will be given for overall achievement in and contribution to the California life science community. The Pantheon Awards Committee and Executive Board Committee may choose not to award any Leadership Awards.

Eligibility Criteria: Any individual, working or retired, from life science industry, supportive service industries, government or academic research institutions is eligible to be nominated for this award recognizing a pioneering and sustained contribution to the development and growth of the California life sciences industry; leadership demonstrated by the ability to create and execute on a vision within the industry; development and mentorship of future leaders; notable track record of value-creation; support of initiatives that impact the patient lives.

A group of two or more individuals may be nominated for this award and will share the award as a group. The Committee retains the right to determine the size of and composition of any such group. Organizations, such as companies, universities, government agencies and patient groups, are not eligible. Only individuals who have significantly contributed to the California life sciences industry can be nominated for this award.

Note: Due to the extended time needed to confirm our Life Sciences Leadership nominees, the submissions for this category only will be evaluated for the 2019 Pantheon Awards. All other submissions will be for the 2018 Pantheon Awards.

Annual Award Categories

In the category of Company of the Year, one (1) DiNA Award is given to the life science company making the greatest advancement in, and/or the greatest overall contribution to, the California life science industry in the prior year.

Eligibility Criteria: Any life science company either headquartered in California or an international company with significant presence in California, can be nominated for this award.

In the category of Outstanding Product or Technology, up to two (2) DiNA Awards are given to the most promising or significant new life science products or technologies of the prior year. Preference is given to commercial stage products. Qualified life science products and technologies include therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, biofuels, industrial enzymes, agricultural products and all other bio-based products and technologies.

Eligibility Criteria: A life science product or technology created by a company that is either headquartered in California or an international company with a significant presence in California, can be nominated for this award. This Award is traditionally presented to a company representative or a research and development team responsible for the development of this product or technology.

In the category of Deal of the Year, one (1) DiNA Award is given to a company team who closed the most significant partnering transaction(s) in the prior year.

Eligibility Criteria: Only life science companies based in California can be nominated for this award. Overall size of partnership deal, creativity of deal structuring, as well as its impact on the company will be among key deciding factors. Only pace setting deals will be considered for this award. Only submissions backed by financial data will be considered. In cases where data cannot be publicly disclosed or there are additional questions about nature and size of these deals, Pantheon Awards Committee reserves the right to request additional information to be provided to the Committee by a company representative confidentially by phone, in writing or in person. Any and all sensitive information disclosed to the Committee will remain confidential.

In the category of Biotechnology Educator, one (1) DiNA Award given to the educator from California public or private school, community college or university, who through the course of the year applied his or her position, resources and strength to instill increased interest in the life sciences curriculum and/or helped to foster greater involvement between life science students and educators and California life science companies.

Eligibility Criteria: Any educator from California public or private school, community college or university. Organizations, such as schools or universities, are not eligible for this award. Only individuals who significantly contributed to the California life science industry in the preceding year can be nominated for this award.

In the category of Rising Star, one (1) DiNA Award is given to a life sciences company, an individual, a group of individuals whose achievement during the preceding year shows the most promise for the future significant contribution to, or demonstrated significant growth and thus added to the prestige and prominence of the California life science industry.

Eligibility Criteria: Innovators and entrepreneurs from California life science companies and life science companies founded within the last 5 years and headquartered in California are eligible to be nominated for this award.

In the category of Public Support , one (1) DiNA Award given to the policymaker, public servant or volunteer most significantly applying their position, resources and strength to serve the California life science community in the prior year.

Eligibility Criteria: Any policymaker, public servant or volunteer, working or retired, is eligible to be nominated for this award. Organizations, such as companies or universities, and Political Action Committees are not eligible for this award. Only individuals who significantly contributed to the California life science industry in the preceding year can be nominated for this award.

In the category of Global Reach, one (1) DiNA Award is given to an individual or company that best exemplifies the international spirit of the biotechnology community.

Eligibility Criteria: Any company or individual whether currently working or retired, is eligible to receive this award. Eligible are:

(a) Companies and/or individuals based in California that have made a significant scientific or financial contribution, built production facilities and/or made a meaningful positive impact on job creation and/or on diagnosis or treatment of disease, in each case outside of the United States, and therefore have exemplified and extended the global reach of the California life science community;

(b) Companies with main offices located outside of the United States and that have made a significant scientific or financial contribution, built production facilities and/or made a meaningful impact on job creation and/ or on diagnosis or treatment of disease, or have otherwise evidenced a meaningful commitment to the California life science community.

In the category of Scientific Advancement, one (1) DiNA Award is given to the scientist or a team of scientists making the greatest scientific contribution to life sciences in the prior year.

Eligibility Criteria: Any individual scientist, working or retired, from industry, government or academic research is eligible to be nominated for this award. If the body of work is nominated as a result of collaboration, a group of two or more may be nominated for this award, who will share the award as a group. The Committee retains the right to determine the size of and composition of any such group. Organizations, such as companies or universities, are not eligible for this award. Only individuals or teams that significantly contributed to the scientific advancement of the California life science industry in the preceding year can be nominated for this award.

In the category of Patient Organization Award, one (1) DiNA Award is given to the individual from a California life science company, government agency, patient group, disease foundation or academic/research institution, that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, innovation and vision in an effort to strengthen the California life science industry. A group of two or more individuals representing the organization may be nominated for this award and will share the award as a group. The Committee retains the right to determine the size of and composition of any such group. Only patient organizations who have significantly contributed to the California life sciences industry can be nominated for this award.

Eligibility Criteria: Any patient organization registered in the state of California is eligible to be nominated for this award. Eligibles have made a significant impact through advocacy, raising awareness, partnering efforts and/or leadership campaigns to save patient lives and promote patient engagement.

In the category of Visionary Award, one (1) DiNA Award is given to the individual from a California life science company, government agency, patient group, disease foundation or academic/research institution, that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, innovation and vision in an effort to strengthen the California life science industry.

Eligibility Criteria: Any individual or groups of individuals from industry, patient community, government or academic research is eligible to be nominated for this award.

In the category of Biotechnology Philanthropy Award, one (1) DiNA Award is given to an individual, a group of individuals living in California or a life sciences company headquartered in California as a recognition of the profound impact that this person, group of individuals or a company had on the fabric of society in which they live, work and create.

Eligibility Criteria: Any individual living in Northern California or life sciences company headquartered in Northern California can be nominated for this award.

All DiNA nominations are reviewed by the Pantheon Ceremony Organizing and Program Committees and are evaluated for relevant contributions to the California life sciences community. The CLSA Board of Directors reviews and approves final slate of the Award Recipients.

The CLSA Board of Directors may decide not to offer a DiNA Award in one or more categories in a given year, if the Board believes that there are no appropriate recipients for such Award for that year. No more than six DiNA Awards will be presented in any given year. Under appropriate circumstances and upon meeting the relevant criteria set forth below, as determined by the Committee, an individual, or, as relevant, a company or a group may be awarded more than one DiNA Award in a relevant category for a given year.