Industry News: The Scientists’ Choice Award Winners Announced at AACR and Analytica

20 Apr 2013

SelectScience, the fastest way to impartial, expert opinion about the best laboratory equipment and latest techniques, has awarded the winners of the 2011 Scientists’ Choice Awards for Best New Life Science Product, Best New General Lab Product and Most Popular Video Interview at AACR, USA, and Analytica, Germany.

Best New Life Science Product of 2011
Trans-Blot® Turbo™, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc

Best New General Lab Product of 2011
VIAFLO 96-Channel Handheld Electronic Pipette, INTEGRA

Web Award for Most Popular Video Interview of 2011
Life Technologies, for the Tali™ Imaging Cytometer Interview

Over 30,000 members of SelectScience were invited to nominate their favorite new products. The nominations were narrowed down to a shortlist of the most popular products within each category and members were then invited to vote for the winner.

On receipt of the award - Michael Beier, INTEGRA product manager for the VIAFLO 96 system, commented "We are naturally delighted to receive this award voted for by scientists around the world who rely on SelectScience to keep them informed about new products and applications advances. Since its launch the VIAFLO 96 has struck a chord with scientists looking for fast, precise and easy simultaneous transfer of 96 samples from microplates without the cost of a fully automated system. The VIAFLO 96 was designed to handle just like a standard handheld pipette - a fact borne out by consistent end user feedback that no special skills or training are required to operate it. Many users in Europe, North America and Asia are already benefitting from the productivity benefits delivered by the VIAFLO 96".

The winner of the Scientists’ Choice Web Award for Most Popular Video Interview was also honored at the AACR Meeting. This award is determined by SelectScience editors and is based on the number of views the video received during 2011.

Kerry Parker, Editor and General Manager of SelectScience, commented “The annual Scientists' Choice Awards celebrate the latest laboratory product/equipment making a real difference in labs. The awards are unique since the nominees and winners are chosen by SelectScience members online. In addition, the award for Most Popular Video Interview provides the industry with an invaluable insight into the most effective online video communication methods."

For more information about The Scientists’ Choice Awards and Web Awards, visit