Product News: Best New Life Science Product of 2012 Announced: Scientists' Choice Awards

08 Apr 2013

SelectScience announces the Lightsheet Z.1 Microscope System, by Carl Zeiss Microscopy, as the winner of the 5th Annual Scientists’ Choice Award for Best New Life Science Product. The award presentation will take place during the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, USA.

The Scientists’ Choice Awards recognize new products which have significantly contributed towards laboratory efforts in 2012. Carl Zeiss Microscopy won the Life Science award, which was both nominated and voted for by scientists around the world.

Winner of the Best New Life Science Product of 2012:

Lightsheet Z.1 Microscope System
Carl Zeiss Microscopy


Bio-Rad Bio-Plex Pro™ Magnetic Cell Signaling Assays

Fluidigm C1™ Single-Cell Auto Prep System

Essen Bioscience IncuCyte Zoom Imaging System
Life Technologies Ion Proton Sequencing System

Eppendorf Mastercycler Nexus PCR Cycler

Scientists were invited to nominate and then vote for their favorite Life Science product, launched in 2012, in a series of online surveys. Kerry Parker, Editor and General Manager of SelectScience, commented: “The Scientists’ Choice Awards celebrate the new laboratory products and equipment making a difference in labs each year. These awards are unique since the nominees and winners are chosen by members of SelectScience.”

For more information about the Scientists’ Choice Awards visit

About The Scientists’ Choice Awards:

SelectScience, the web’s most comprehensive buyers’ guide for laboratory scientists, began the Scientists’ Choice Awards in 2007 to enable scientists to voice their opinions on the best laboratory products. Once a year, SelectScience invites members to nominate their favorite products of the year in each category.

About SelectScience:
Established in 1998, SelectScience provides scientists with the fastest way to impartial, expert opinion about the best laboratory equipment and latest techniques.