5/30/2014 10:28:08 AM
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Bioo Scientific with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“Opportunities are everywhere, said Mark MacBeath, Business Development Manager at Bioo Scientific. “Now that exporting has become commonplace you can find customers across the world just as easily as you would domestically. You must be willing to accept the fact that one of your biggest customers could potentially be on the other side of the world. Success is no longer bounded by borders, only by our willingness to succeed.”
Bioo Scientific’s exports include food and feed safety testing kits and columns, library preparation kits for next generation sequencing to support genetic research, and life science research products including in vivo delivery reagents.
“The President’s “E” Award winners are fantastic American businesses and organizations that have played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy through increased U.S. exports,” said Secretary Pritzker. “Congratulations to Bioo Scientific for its export achievement, which helps the local community, Texas, and the nation remain competitive in the global marketplace,” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection as an award recipient.
U.S. exports of goods and services hit an all-time record of $2.3 trillion in 2013. Nationally, jobs supported by exports reached more than 11 million last year, up 1.6 million since 2009. Launched earlier this month, NEI/Next, a new phase of President Obama’s National Export Initiative, works to boost economic growth and support additional American jobs by assisting more U.S. companies of all sizes in exporting to more markets across the globe.
The “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961 by President Kennedy, who revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Four years of successive export growth and an applicant’s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports are significant factors in being chosen for the award.
U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award for Exports through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration, which has offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries to assist U.S. exporters.
A total of 66 U.S. companies were presented with the President’s “E” Award this year.
About Bioo Scientific
Bioo Scientific Corporation is an Austin, TX based biotechnology company that provides innovative solutions for food and feed safety testing, next generation sequencing, and life science research. As a world leader in food safety testing, Bioo Scientific is dedicated to improving the safety of the world’s food and feed supply by developing accurate, affordable tools and services, which allow companies to readily screen for microbial and industrial contaminants, natural toxins, hormones, antibiotics and other residues. Bioo Scientific also offers a complete portfolio of products that increase the sensitivity, flexibility and speed of next-generation sequencing, as well as life science kits such for transfection, exosome isolation, and other research needs. Bioo Scientific has been awarded numerous Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants supporting its innovative product development activities Bioo Scientific’s products are used around the world, released both directly and through its global distribution network with markets in more than 100 countries.
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