SOURCE: The Scientist

March 30, 2007 12:41 ET

Finalists Announced for 2007 Life Science Industry Awards

The Scientist Magazine Releases the Names of the 28 Finalists for Excellence Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 30, 2007 -- Finalists have been announced for the 2007 Life Science Industry Awards, which recognize those life science suppliers that are best-in-class in both product categories and customer communications and support categories. The 28 finalists represent the three companies receiving the highest overall score in each of 20 award categories. The finalists were selected from the more than 500 companies nominated.

In all, over 3,000 scientists voted between January 3 and February 16, 2007. These respondents, based on their experiences using scientific products, voted for their favorite suppliers -- taking into consideration practical factors such as satisfaction with product features, likelihood to purchase or recommend, the best overall solution and cost-effectiveness.

Awarded annually by The Scientist, the magazine of the life sciences, the award has become the benchmark of excellence for companies in the industry. ""The equipment and services that these finalists provide are an essential part of the life science community and our readers," noted Richard Gallagher, Editor and Publisher of The Scientist. "They should be proud of their achievements, especially because they were chosen by scientists who use their products on a day-to-day basis."

The winners of the 2007 Life Science Industry Awards will be announced in mid-April during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Meeting in Los Angeles. Finalists, winners and press will be invited to take part in a conference call for the announcement. A full review, including winner profiles will be published in the May issue of The Scientist. Full details of the events will be posted at http://www.LifeScienceIndustryAwards.com.

BioInformatics, LLC, the premier market research and advisory firm serving the life science industry, was selected by The Scientist to collect and tabulate the votes for the prestigious awards. "The Life Science Industry Awards continue to enjoy a special prestige because they are conferred by the international life science community," said Bill Kelly, President.

The finalist companies for 2007:

Affymetrix - Ambion (division of Applied Biosystems) - Apple - Applied Biosystems - BD Biosciences (division of Becton Dickinson) - Beckman Coulter - Bio-Rad - Carl Zeiss - Dako - Dell - Eppendorf - GE Healthcare (division of General Electric) - Hewlett-Packard/Compaq - Invitrogen - Kodak Molecular Imaging Systems (division of Eastman Kodak) - Molecular Devices (a division of MDS) - New England Biolabs - Nikon - Olympus - PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences (division of PerkinElmer) - Promega - Qiagen - SAFC Biosciences (division of Sigma-Aldrich) - Sigma- Aldrich - Thermo Fisher Scientific (specific divisions: Dharmacon, Fisher Scientific, Hyclone) - VWR

Award Categories:

Cell Biology Instruments - Cell Biology Kits and Reagents - Cell Culture Media and Reagents - Computer Hardware - Gene Expression Analysis Products - High Throughput Screening and Analysis Systems - Image Analysis Systems - Instrumentation for Genomic Analysis - Instrumentation for Protein Analysis - Laboratory Plasticware - Nucleic Acid Purification Products - Protein Separation Products - RNAi Products - Most Useful Print Catalog - Most Responsive Customer Service - Most Knowledgeable Technical Support - Most Useful Web Site - Most Supportive Sales Representatives - Most Memorable Print Advertisements

For a listing of finalists in each category, visit: http://www.LifeScienceIndustryAwards.com.

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ABOUT BIOINFORMATICS, LLC

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