The winners of the Scientists' Choice Awards and Industry Web Awards were announced:
Best New Life Sciences Product of 2009
Winner: AmpFℓSTR® Identifiler® Direct PCR Amplification Kit, Applied Biosystems
Best New General Lab Product of 2009
Winner: 30 Place Refrigerated Micro Centrifuge 5430 R, Eppendorf
Best SelectScience.tv Video Interview in 2009
Best Email Campaign in 2009
Winner: Roche Applied Science
Best Banner Campaign in 2009
Winner: Olympus Europa Holding GmbH
The Scientists’ Choice Awards are the laboratory industry’s first awards to provide the online scientific community with a channel to celebrate new technologies. The awards were based on the results of an independent poll, where more than 20,000 scientists from the SelectScience online community were invited to nominate and vote for their favourite new products. The winners of the Web Awards were decided by SelectScience editors, based on user response/click-through rate.
Kerry Parker, Editor for SelectScience, commented, "The Scientists' Choice Awards provide the online laboratory community with a channel to voice their opinion and provide feedback to manufacturers. The product awards highlight the technologies which have made a real impact in the laboratory, and the Web awards acknowledge the most successful e-marketing campaigns and provide marketers an invaluable insight into the most effective online techniques."
The awards were presented at the analytica Conference and Exhibition in Munich, Germany. Dr Ralph Vogelsang, Senior Sales Representative, of Applied Biosystems accepted the award for Best New Life Sciences Product. Rebecca Hess, Product Specialist Sample Processing, of Eppendorf accepted the award for Best New General Lab Product.
Picture shows Kerry Parker, Editor, SelectScience presenting the award to Dr Ralph Vogelsang, Applied Biosystems.