2006 Life Science Industry Awards Winners
Published: Apr 05, 2006
The nominees, finalists and winners of these prestigious awards are determined by the industry's own customers--the scientists who use these products and services in their daily research. Leading market research firm BioInformatics, LLC was selected to survey thousands of life scientists from around the world and tally the nominations for the companies voted "best-in- class" in each of the 12 product categories and six communications and support categories. As a result, over 2,400 scientists cast their votes, naming more than 500 life science companies across all 18 categories.
Announced at last night's reception and presented below by company name and category--the winners of the 2006 Life Science Industry Awards are ...
Ambion -- RNAi Products
Applied Biosystems (NYSE: ABI - News)
-- High Throughput Screening and Analysis Systems
-- Instrumentation for Genomic Analysis
Bio-Rad Laboratories (Amex: BIO - News and BIOb - News) -- Image Analysis Systems
-- Instrumentation for Protein Analysis
-- Protein Separation Products
BD Biosciences (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX - News) -- Cell Biology Instrumentation
Dell (Nasdaq: DELL - News) -- Computer Hardware
Fisher Scientific (NYSE: FSH - News) -- Most Supportive Sales Representatives
Invitrogen (Nasdaq: IVGN - News)
-- Cell Biology Kits and Reagents
-- Cell Culture Media, Reagents and Plasticware
-- Gene Expression Analysis Products
-- Most Knowledgeable Technical Support
-- Most Memorable Print Advertisement
-- Most Responsive Customer Service
-- Most Useful Web Site
New England Biolabs
-- Most Useful Print Catalog
Qiagen (Nasdaq: QGEN - News)
-- Nucleic Acid Purification Products
This much-anticipated event began with welcoming remarks from Richard Gallagher, PhD and Editor of The Scientist. The program of events included Ira Flatow from National Public Radio (NPR) as the Master of Ceremonies along with Keynote Speaker, Terry Sharrer, PhD, Curator, Health Sciences, at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution. Executives attending this event had the opportunity to mingle throughout the course of the evening and cheer as the winners for each category were ultimately revealed.
The Life Science Executive Exchange played a key role in gathering the hundreds of executives in attendance. "Last night marks the 4th year for these awards, and we are honored to have the opportunity to participate in this year's event with The Scientist, the premier magazine of the life sciences," said Karen Blaine, Executive Director of The Life Science Executive Exchange.
"The life science market is unique, and executives engaged in the business of science need access to the resources that management in other industries take for granted. The Life Science Executive Exchange's mission is to fill this gap and, while only established in November 2005, already has the support of nearly 2,000 executives who have joined this community," said Blaine. The 2006 Life Science Industry Awards is the first of a series of events, seminars and initiatives in which The Life Science Executive Exchange will play a key role.
For more information, please contact:
Karen L. Blaine Executive Director The Life Science Executive Exchange 703.778.3080 x16 (phone) k.blaine@LifeScienceExec.com http://www.LifeScienceExec.com
To learn more about the organizer and supporting partners of this event, please contact:
Anna Mira King The Scientist firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.the-scientist.com
Michael Kibler The Science Advisory Board email@example.com http://www.scienceboard.net
Amanda Donathen BioInformatics, LLC firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.gene2drug.com
Source: The Life Science Executive Exchange