Industry Recognition

We are passionate about what technology can do for the world and we are committed to providing a platform for recognition dedicated to standout biotechnology companies, services and products throughout the world.

With acquisitions, partnerships, IPOs, and fundraising still increasing, biotech’s prominence has risen higher than it was before the COVID pandemic. The industry’s response to the crisis, its record of innovation, and its reputation continue to grow.

With the growth in the number of BioTechnology companies in the industry, how can you stand out in a crowded market? How do you break out from the industry noise? Nominate for a BioTech Breakthrough Award today and BREAK THROUGH!

BioTech Breakthrough: Our Mission

Advances in biological sciences, combined with the accelerating development of computing, data processing, and artificial intelligence, are fueling a new wave of innovation that could have significant impact in sectors across the economy, from healthcare and agriculture to consumer goods and energy.

These new capabilities and applications are already improving our response to global challenges from climate change to pandemics and beyond.

A flurry of recent innovations such as CRISPR to edit genes and stem cell advances to reprogram cells—are providing new understanding, new materials, new tools, as well as lower costs. With the growing number of innovative biotechnology solutions and services on the marketplace, how can you stand out in a crowded market?

As advances in biological science and their practical application transform our economy and society, we aim to highlight the BREAKTHROUGH biotechnology solutions, services and companies around the world each year. The BioTech Breakthrough Awards program aims to perform the most comprehensive evaluation of life sciences and biotechnology tools, services and companies today, with nominations coming in from the best and brightest biotechnology innovators around the world.

Top Macro Trends for 2024

Use of Next-Generation Computing Technology

Use of Next-Generation Computing Technology

The emergence of advanced computing technology such as machine learning and artificial intelligence enables companies to expand the scope and scale of their research and improve efficiency in the manufacturing process—both of which reduce the time it takes for biotech firms to bring new products to market.
Bio-Icons-Growth in Personalized Treatment of Rare Diseases

Growth in Personalized Treatment of Rare Diseases

The reduced cost of genetic sequencing allow for much more extensive screening of trial participants and targeting of interventions.  This has enabled the development of personalized treatment plans and targeted therapies, which are more effective than less-specific therapies.

Bio-Icons-Vaccine Development

Vaccine Development

The search for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus has forced the scientific community to consider new ways of developing vaccines Government agencies and biopharmaceutical companies have entered into unprecedented public-private partnerships to fund research and pool resources in this area, furthering our understanding of vaccines as a whole in the process.
Bio-Icons-aster pharmaceutical testing and approval of medicines

Faster pharmaceutical testing and approval of medicines

Biotech data is being used to speed up this process by allowing simulations of interactions between medicines and the human body, rather than having to rely on costly and time-consuming human trials for every stage of the process.
Bio-Icons-The Advancement of Cell and Gene Therapies

The Advancement of Cell and Gene Therapies

Cell and gene therapies, which manipulate human cells and genomes, respectively, to create customized drugs, are booming areas of biotechnology. Experts predict a steady pace going forward as more companies move into late-stage manufacturing after promising outcomes in oncology, regenerative medicine, and rare diseases
Bio-Icons-Environmental biotechnology

Environmental biotechnology

Biotechnology advances in agriculture means more efficient crop production, and therefore less energy use and ecological damage caused by pesticides. New biofuels processes involving creating clean energy from agricultural and industrial waste are on the rise.

Example Of Application


Meats produced without animals

Energy and materials

Synthetic silks produced by microbe factories


Monogenic diseases prevented at birth


Personalized diets based on your genome


Percentage of the world’s physical inputs that could potentially be made using biological means


Percentage of the world’s disease burden that could be addressed


Percentage of private-sector R&D spent in biology-related industries

BioTech Breakthrough: Our Mission

The mission of the annual BioTech Breakthrough Awards program is to honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work and success of companies, technologies and products within the field of biotechnology.

    BioTech Breakthrough is part of the Tech Breakthrough organization, a leading global market intelligence and recognition platform for today’s most competitive categories of technology. Founded in 2014, Tech Breakthrough creates market intelligence and industry recognition programs for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early-stage startups in today’s most competitive technology sectors.

    The company’s expertise includes Internet-of-Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), CyberSecurity, Mobile & Wireless, Educational Technology (EdTech), Financial Services and Technologies (FinTech), Digital Health & Medical Technology, and Data Technologies.

    Tech Breakthrough has worked with companies, including Intel, Cisco, Sprint, American Express, HP, Comcast, Bayer, Philips, PayPal, Samsung, General Electric, Dell and other leading technology industry titans, as well as many of the leading startup companies in the world. Tech Breakthrough Award winners receive well-deserved recognition and third-party validation from an independent organization to help rise above the most crowded technology markets.

Industry Recognition

BioTech Breakthrough winners receive well-deserved industry recognition and third-party validation from an independent organization. The program is open to all individuals, companies and organizations involved in producing publicly available products and services. To be eligible, an entry must have been produced or updated after August 1, 2022 (2-year window).

Earning the coveted BioTech Breakthrough Award provides compelling benefits.

    • Industry-wide recognition and media attention through BioTech Breakthrough press, influencer, social media, analyst and media outreach campaigns touting the honorees.
    • BioTech Breakthrough Award winner badge available to include on marketing materials (press release, social media, product packaging, advertising materials, etc.)
    • BioTech Breakthrough trophy to display in your exhibit at tradeshows, events and in your company’s trophy case.

Laboratory Services

BioTech Breakthrough Awards are available in a comprehensive set of categories, including:

Submit Your Award Nomination

Submission Period: July 15 – September 15, 2024

Complete and submit for your entry online by September 15, 2024. Emailed or hard copy submission forms will not be accepted.

    You may submit the same product in multiple categories if applicable.

Example Of Application


Mapping and engineering intracellular molecules


Mapping and engineering cells, tissues, and organs

Biomachine interfaces

Connecting nervous systems of living organisms to machines


Using cells and cellular components for computation

Terms of Use

BioTech Breakthrough Awards recognizes that many of the entries are internal or proprietary in nature, or are done for the government or another company, so unless you grant permission for your entries to be displayed in our winner’s gallery, only the judges will see your work.


Entries will not be returned unless special arrangements are made. No entrant information is sold, traded, made available to a third party or used for any other purpose.