Established in 2003, Bio-IT World's Best Practices Awards Program recognizes these organizations for their outstanding innovations and excellence in the use of technologies, practices, and novel business strategies that will advance drug discovery, development, biomedical research, and clinical trials.
Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) April 23, 2010 -- Bio-IT World magazine announced the winners of its sixth Best Practices Awards program last night at the Best Practices Awards Dinner. Grand Prize winners from six life sciences awards categories were Bristol-Myers Squibb, The Scripps Research Institute, PROOF / iCAPTURE Centre of Excellence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Centocor R&D, and FDA. The competition's second Judges' Prize was awarded to goBalto.com; the Editors' Choice Award was awarded to Merck and Co. and the competition's first Community Service Prize recognizing excellence in open source was awarded to the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Bio-IT World's Best Practices Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the World Trade Center in Boston, Mass., co-located with CHI's eighth annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. Key industry leaders attended the ceremony, which featured a keynote speech by James (Jamie) Heywood, co-founder and chairman of PatientsLikeMe.com, a social networking community based in Cambridge, Mass., that gives patients unprecedented control and access to their health care information and the ability to compare it to other people.
Phillips Kuhl, co-founder and president of Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), started the evening with welcoming comments and introduced Kevin Davies, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of Bio-IT World, the flagship publication of CHI, to initiate the presentation of awards.
"We are really delighted that this year's Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards attracted a record number
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