ARLINTON, Va., June 4 Winners have been announced for the2008 Life Science Industry Awards, which recognize those life sciencesuppliers that are best-in-class in both product categories and customercommunications and support categories. The 20 companies receiving the highestoverall scores in each award category were named the Winners out of the 650life science suppliers.
The Scientist, the magazine of the life sciences, and BioInformatics, LLC,the premier market research and advisory firm serving the life scienceindustry, presented the awards at a gala event in Boston attended by more than200 industry luminaries.
"The results of his year's voting confirm the Winners' continuedcommitment to excellence in the technologies and services they deliver totheir scientific customers," said Bill Kelly, President of BioInformatics,LLC. "At the same time, we've chosen 'Look Beneath the Surface' as the themeof this year's analysis of the votes -- the gap between the Winners and theother industry leaders named as Finalists is much closer than previouslythought."
Almost 4,500 scientists voted for the best overall company in 14 productand six communications and support categories. These scientists were drawnfrom the online professional social network for scientists, The ScienceAdvisory Board, and the vast readership of The Scientist magazine. Afterindicating their frequency of use of specified laboratory products, thescientists were asked to complete a detailed questionnaire that enabled theanalysts at BioInformatics, LLC to calculate an overall score for eachnominated company based on the number of nominations received and keymeasurements of customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Richard Gallagher, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Scientistobserved, "Each year the prestige of these awards increases as companiesappreciate that our readers and the members of The Science Advisory Boardtruly represent the voice of the life science community. Scientists strivefor excellence in their research and expect no less from their suppliers --The Life Science Industry Awards recognize the exemplary companies that aredriving research forward."
A free report detailing the results of this year's voting is available fordownload at http://www.gene2drug.com/reports/194/
A full review, including winner profiles, will be published in theSeptember issue of The Scientist magazine.
This year's event was supported by the generous sponsorship of the lawfirm Foley Hoag, strategic consultants PA Consulting Group, executive searchfirm Polachi, The Science Advisory Board and The Life Science ExecutiveExchange.
ABOUT THE SCIENTIST
The Scientist, the magazine of the life sciences, has informed global lifescience professionals for over 20 years. We provide our print and onlinemagazine readers with coverage of the latest developments in the life sciencesincluding trends in research, new technology, news, business and careers. Wereach the leading researchers and executive management in academia andindustry who are interested in maintaining a broad view of the life sciencesby reading insightful articles that are current, concise and entertaining.
ABOUT BIOINFORMATICS, LLC
BioInformatics, LLC is the premier research and advisory firm serving thelife science industry. By leveraging our professional social network of morethan 36,000 bioscience researchers, we have supported more than 300 companiesand provided insights that lead to better business decisions. Our assignmentsinclude assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing productconfigurations and pricing, validating corporate acquisitions, measuringcustomer loyalty, and evaluating brand strength and positioning.The Winners of the 2008 Life Science Industry Awards are: High Throughput Screening: PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences (NYSE: PKI)