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BioInformatics LLC Announces the Nominees for the 2011 Life Science Industry Awards®

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioInformatics LLC has closed the nominations for the 2011 Life Science Industry Awards.  Between August 16, 2011 and August 31, 2011, hundreds of scientists on The Science Advisory Board® voted to include their favorite life science suppliers on the ballot to determine the recipients of the prestigious Life Science Industry Awards. The ballot, fielded via electronic survey, will be available to fill out between September 16, 2011 and October 7, 2011.  Members of The Science Advisory Board are eligible to vote.  

Winning The Life Science Industry Award has become the benchmark of excellence for companies in the industry. Click here for a list of the life science suppliers nominated in each category.

The 2011 Life Science Industry Awards® will be announced at the Grand Hyatt Washington on November 15, 2011 at a 6:30PM awards ceremony.  Leading market research firm BioInformatics LLC ( will host the awards, and The Chempetitive Group ( joins with BioInformatics as Platinum sponsors of the event.

"Being a part of the life science industry for the past eight years, we've always believed there was a need to recognize the leaders and innovators within the supplier community," said Steve Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Chempetitive Group. "We're thrilled to be a part of Life Science Industry Awards and look forward to honoring those suppliers that go above and beyond."

The nominated companies for 2011 are:

454 Life Sciences (Roche Applied Science), AB SCIEX (Danaher), Abcam, Accuri Cytometers, Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, Ambion (Life Technologies), Applied Biosystems (Life Technologies), ATCC, BD Biosciences, Beckman Coulter, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Bruker, Carl Zeiss, Cell Signalling Technology, Dako, Dharmacon (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Difco (BD Biosciences), eBioscience, EMD/Merck Millipore (including Calbiochem, Chemicon, and Upstate), Eppendorf, Fermentas (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Fisher Scientific (Thermo Fisher Scientific), GE Healthcare Life Sciences (including Amersham Pharmacia), Gibco (Life Technologies), Helicos BioSciences, Hyclone (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Illumina, Integrated DNA Technologies, Invitrogen (Life Technologies), Ion Torrent (Life Technologies), Leica Microsystems, Lonza, Macherey-Nagel, Mediatech, Miltenyi Biotec, Molecular Probes (Life Technologies), New England Biolabs, Nikon, Novagen (EMD/Merck Millipore), Olympus, PAA Laboratories, Pacifc Biosciences, PerkinElmer, Pierce (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Promega, QIAGEN, R&D Systems, RainDance Technologies, Roche Applied Science, SABiosciences (QIAGEN), SAFC Biosciences (Sigma-Aldrich), Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Shimadzu, Sigma-Aldrich, STEMCELL Technologies, Stemgent, Tecan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Thermo Scientific (Thermo Fisher Scientific), VWR International, Waters

Award Categories:

Flow cytometer-based cell analysis instruments, Cell biology instruments—Microscope-based, General lab equipment (e.g., centrifuges, PCR machines, gel boxes, etc.), High throughput screening and analysis systems (i.e., automated systems employing miniaturized assay formats), High throughput sequencing platforms (e.g., next generation sequencing instruments, third generation sequencing instruments), Instrumentation for genomic analysis (e.g., DNA analyzers, sequencing instruments, real-time PCR machines, etc.), Instrumentation for protein analysis and purification (e.g., HPLC, other chromatography systems, mass spectrometry, microcalorimeters, SPR instrumentation, etc.), Antibodies, Cell biology products (e.g., immunoassays, cell-based assays, apoptosis assays, cell signaling kits, etc.), Cell culture media and reagents (e.g., antibiotics, growth factors, sera, etc.), Genomic analysis kits and reagents (e.g., microarrays, real-time PCR, PCR, RT-PCR, sequencing, genotyping, RNAi, etc.), Molecular biology products (e.g., enzymes, oligos, DNA ladders, cloning kits, etc.), Nucleic acid purification and separation products (i.e., products used for the purification, separation and isolation, and measuring of DNA and RNA), Protein expression and analysis (e.g., biomarkers, protein arrays, etc.), Protein purification and separation products (i.e., products used for the purification, separation and isolation, and measuring of peptides and/or proteins), Best use of the Internet and/or social media, Helping to make laboratory funding go the furthest, Most responsive customer service department, Most knowledgeable technical support department, Most memorable advertisement, Most useful website, Breakthrough product in Cancer Research, Breakthrough product in Neuroscience Research, Breakthrough product in Microbiology Research, Breakthrough product in Stem Cell Research, Comprehensive product offering that best meets my genomic workflow needs, Comprehensive product offering that best meet proteomic workflow needs, Comprehensive product offering that best meets cellular workflow needs

For more information on the awards, past winners, and attending the event, please visit

For more information on how to vote for favorite suppliers, click here.

The Life Science Industry Awards® is a jointly-owned registered trademark of BioInformatics LLC and The Scientist, LLC.


BioInformatics LLC is the premier research and advisory firm serving the life science tools industry. Since 1994, BioInformatics has executed over 500 market research studies and serviced over 300 unique customers.  Using proven research methodologies, the Company has helped clients enter new markets, launch new products, conduct acquisition due diligence, monitor customer satisfaction and develop marketing strategies.


Chempetitive Group is a marketing communication agency focused solely on the life science industry, helping life science companies big and small build meaningful brands while simultaneously generating qualified sales leads.

For more information, please contact:

Mary Follin
BioInformatics LLC
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 250
Arlington, VA  22201
703.778.3080 x13 (phone)
703.778.3081 (fax)

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