n to build major portions of a whole economy," said Dr. Craig Brater, Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Board of BioCrossroads. "He has had an enormous influence for the good in bettering our state's science and math education, improving the health of his community, and advancing the cause of historic preservation. We lost a great man and true friend earlier this year, but Bill's legacy, including his company the Cook Group, will benefit Hoosiers and patients around the world for generations to come."
The Watanabe Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a signature contribution to the growth of the state's life sciences sector through innovation and unparalleled achievement, and who personifies the emerging face of Indiana's life sciences industry.
Also at today's conference, Anne Shane, a longtime community leader and one of the original organizers of the collaboration that ultimately became BioCrossroads, received the first BioCrossroads Catalyst Award. The BioCrossroads Catalyst Award honors an individual who has been an accelerator and activator in Indiana's life sciences industry -- one who has helped to bring the sector together, and further helped to sustain it through targeted, strategic and collaborative energy and efforts.
In February 2012, BioCrossroads will celebrate its tenth anniversary. Shane played a pivotal role in the original organization of the initiative, gathering critical support from leaders across the public and private sectors as well as from academia and the scientific community. Later at BioCrossroads, Shane's efforts focused particularly on developing science and mathematics education programs offering the promise to prepare Indiana's next generation with the skills required to work and advance in some of the state's best and highest paying jobs. In this role, Shane spearheaded the formation of the Indiana Science, Technology, EngineerinPage: 1 2 3 4 Related biology technology :1
. Two-year $2.8 million Grant from Lilly Endowment Fuels BioCrossroads Charitable, Educational and Scientific Mission2
. BioCrossroads Invests in Innovative Biotech Targeting Challenging Diseases3
. Orthopedics Entrepreneur Named BioCrossroads Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year4
. BioCrossroads Invests in Indianapolis Biotech Company Developing Treatments for Alzheimers Disease5
. BioCrossroads Indiana Seed Fund Invests in Vaccine Biotech Company6
. 1 Award Winner and 9 Prize Winners in the EFQM Business Excellence Awards7
. Cellular Dynamics Internationals (CDI) Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Technology Named the Gold Winner in The Wall Street Journal 2011 Technology Innovation Awards8
. Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards End Duchenne Grant to University of Pennsylvanias Dr. Tejvir S. Khurana9
. BioInformatics LLC Announces the Nominees for the 2011 Life Science Industry Awards®10
. PRA Named a Scrip Awards Finalist11
. OBNs 2011 Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates UK Bioscience Success Stories