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AAPS announces 2014 National Biotechnology Conference award winners
Date:5/19/2014

SAN DIEGO At the Plenary Session of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) 2014 National Biotechnology Conference, AAPS President Marilyn Morris, Ph. D. will present the following ground-breaking researchers with awards commemorating their contributions to the pharmaceutical biotechnology:

AAPS Excellence in Ligand Binding Assays Award
Sponsored by Eurofins Pharma Bioanalytics Services US Inc.

  • Megan Crossley, M.S. Janssen Research & Development, LLC "Development and Validation of an Electrochemiluminesecence-Based Competitive Ligand Binding Neutralizing Antibody (NAb) Assay with Improved Tolerance to Circulating Drug and Drug Target"

AAPS Distinction in Biomarkers Research Award
Sponsored by Biogen Idec

  • Lawrence J. Lesko, Ph.D., F.C.P. University of Florida

AAPS Innovation in Biotechnology Awards
Sponsored by Genentech

  • Jiajie Yu, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology "BIO-MIMETICS Microphysiological System: Establishing a Human In Vitro Platform for Pharmacology Studies"

  • Lin Niu, M.S. University of Minnesota "Intradermal Delivery of High Volume Polymeric Nanoparticle Based Vaccine Formulation Using a Hollow Microneedle System"

  • Ken Qian, Ph.D. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "A Bench Top Optical Method to Predict the Stability of Lyophilized Protein Formulations Using Fluorescence Stokes Shift"

  • Bonnie Wu, Ph.D. Janssen Research & Development, LLC "A Homogeneous Two Color Time Resolved Fluorescence (HTRF)-Based Assay for the Assessment of Neutralizing Antibody Responses to a Bispecific Therapeutic in Human Serum"

  • Fang Zheng, Ph.D. University of Kentucky "Rational Design of Human Butyrylcholinesterase Mutants with Improved Catalytic Efficiency against Cocaine"

AAPS Biomarkers Best Abstract Awards
Sponsored by Bioscale, Inc.

  • Chase Shen, Ph.D. Biogen Idec "Urine Urea Impacts the Accuracy of Soluble Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule 1 (sVCAM-1) Urinary Immunoassay"

  • Christine Rivera Tandem Labs "The Development and Validation of an Ultra Sensitive ELISA Method for the Determination of Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphate 5 (TRAP) in Human Serum"

  • Lorella Di Donato, Ph.D. Caprion Proteomics "A Multiplexed MRM Assay for the Measurement of Human CSF Candidate Protein Biomarkers in Control, Mild-Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease Patients"

  • Nann Green, Ph.D. Eurofins Pharma Bioanalytics Services US Inc. "Phenotypic Characterization of Leucine-rich Repeat Kinase 2 (Lrrk2) Knockout Rat Model. A Multi Parameter Cross Platform Biomarker Study"

Biotechnology Graduate Student Symposium Awards
Sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company

  • Haresh Tukaram More, M.Tech. New York University "Supercharged Coiled-coil protein base Lipoproteolplexes for Gene and Drug Delivery"

  • Neel M. Fofaria, B.Pharm. Texas Tech University "Novel Role of Stat-3 in Anoikis Resistance and Tumor Cell Metastasis"

  • Ranajoy Majumdar, M.S. University of Kansas "H/D Exchange Mass Spectrometry Provides New Insights on the Role of Local Dynamics in Stabilization of an IgG1 Monoclonal Antibody by Excipients and Salts"

  • Te-Wei Chu, M.S. University of Utah "A Novel Anti-Lymphoma Therapeutic Platform Mediated by Self-Assembly of Hybrid Nanoconjugates"


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Contact: Kimberly Brown
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American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
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