SelectScience® is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Scientists’ Choice Awards® for Drug Discovery & Development, as chosen by scientists around the world. Winners and nominees were celebrated during a special SelectScience 20th Anniversary Party on Monday evening at the SLAS2018 international conference and exhibition in San Diego. Read on to discover the winners of these coveted awards and highlights from this exciting event, which marked 20 years of trusted, independent publishing and shared successes.
Best New Product of 2017
SelectScience revealed that the Best New Drug Discovery & Development Product of 2017 went to the Thermo Scientific™ Q Exactive™ HF-X Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap™ Mass Spectrometer, by Thermo Fisher Scientific, as nominated and voted for by scientists across the globe.
SelectScience Editor-in-Chief, Kerry Parker, who presented the award, said: "For the second year, a mass spectrometry technology has won the best new product award, demonstrating that this technology is one of the fastest growing techniques for high-throughput screening detection."
Mark M. Garner, Ph.D., product manager, workflow solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific, accepted the award for Best New Drug Discovery Development Product of 2017 from Kerry Parker
Best Drug Discovery Video Interview of the Year
Professor Patrick Gunning discusses his research into developing small molecule inhibitors for targeting and treating cancer
An interview with Professor Patrick Gunning, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada, was your chosen winner for Best Drug Discovery Video Interview. Watch the video to learn how BioTek’s Cytation™ Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader has helped the Gunning Group in cancer drug discovery research by enabling the identification of many promising small molecules in pre-clinical trials.
Gunning said: "I am very excited to have our STAT research and my team be part of the SelectScience video that won the Drug Discovery Video of the Year."
Best Drug Discovery & Development Article of the Year
An enormous salute to all of this year’s nominees each of whom have made incredible contributions to the scientific community.
Case Western Reserve University
The Scientists' Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery & Development Article went to 'Researchers Deplete Cancer Stem Cells to Fight Recurring Brain Tumors' which featured a fascinating interview with Dr. Raffaella Spina, of Case Western Reserve University. In the interview, Spina explains cancer recurrence in glioblastomas and how she is using the MilliporeSigma Guava 5HT flow cytometer to establish a high-throughput screening platform to identify small molecules capable of inducing astroglial differentiation of GSCs, based on GFP expression driven by the promoter of human GFAP.
Spina told us: "I am pleased and honored to accept this award for the Drug Discovery & Development Article of the Year. A very special thanks to SelectScience for selecting me and giving me the opportunity to discuss and share my work, and an enormous salute to all of this year’s nominees each of whom have made incredible contributions to the scientific community."
Reviewers' Choice Award for Drug Discovery & Development Product of the Year
The Reviewers' Choice Award for Drug Discovery & Development Product of the Year, which is based on reviews published on the SelectScience website, was won by Labcyte Inc.'s Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers.
Best Drug Discovery & Development Webinar of the Year
The Bruker Daltronics webinar, 'Label-Free High-Throughput MALDI TOF Mass Spectrometry in Drug Discovery', won the Scientists' Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery & Development Webinar of the Year award. The webinar, presented by Matthias Trost and moderated by SelectScience's Finn Price, delved into the basics of MALDI TOF mass spectrometry and the benefits of label-free screening compared to current labeled approaches. Matthias emphasized how MALDI TOF mass spectrometry can be used for ultra-fast, high-throughput screening of biochemical assays. Watch the award-winning webinar on-demand here>>
Best Drug Discovery & Development Email of the Year
It was LGC's 'New Resources for Drug Development & Biomarkers' email which was named Best Drug Discovery & Development Email of the Year. You can see the award-winning email here.
Visit the Scientists' Choice Awards website for more information.