Industry News: SLAS Announces Finalists for 2014 SLAS Innovation Award

10 Dec 2013

Nine scientists delivering podium presentations at SLAS2014 are being honored as SLAS Innovation Award finalists, but only one will receive a $10,000 cash prize at the event, Jan. 18-22 in San Diego. The final step in the evaluation process occurs in San Diego as the SLAS Innovation Award judges score each finalist's presentation based on impact on laboratory automation and screening, originality/creativity, quality of science and oral presentation performance.

Award Criteria

The SLAS Innovation Award Committee is soliciting presentations from academia, government and industry broadly consisting of innovative advances such as:

• a fundamental study to develop new technology for the laboratory,
• a new application of technology to laboratory automation or screening, or
• a use of technology to solve a unique problem.


The award consists of a $10,000 check presentation to the winning presenting author (see rules and regulations: monetary disbursement). Subject to SLAS requirements and the approval of the SLAS Awards and Grants Advisory Committee, the winning presenting author also (1) becomes a member of the judging panel for the next year, and (2) is invited to participate on the Annual Conference Program Committee for the following year's SLAS Conference. Additionally, the winner is granted a complementary one-year membership to SLAS. The award winning work will be featured in an issue of JALA and/or JBS following the conference.

Click here to see the list of finalists.