"These annual awards spotlight examples of the most outstanding innovations, technologies, and practices in the fields of biomedical research, drug development, and clinical research--spotlighting the tools and strategies that can make a difference in the conduct of basic and clinical research, speeding the drug discovery pipeline, and changing the way we generate, share and analyze data and knowledge," said Kevin Davies, editor in chief of Bio-IT World.
"We especially thank our volunteer judges for their time, expertise, and enthusiasm in reviewing and debating the merits of the record number of entries received this year. And we congratulate the distinguished winners of the 2009 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards, and hope these outstanding examples of technology innovation and collaboration will drive future discoveries across basic, pharma, and clinical research."
A peer-review panel of 14 expert judges reviewed a record 72 detailed submissions from organizations ranging from large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, academic institutions, to niche service providers, detailing best practices in one of eight categories. Allison Proffitt, managing editor of Bio-IT World; Gerard Sample, senior product marketing manager, BlueArc; Grant Stephen, CEO Tessella; Phillips Kuhl; and Kevin Davies presented the Grand Prize trophies to the following organizations within these categories:
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