Editorial Article: Meet your winners in the 2022 Scientists’ Choice Awards for Life Sciences

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Zymo Research, and Corning Life Sciences among those recognized at AACR 2022

12 Apr 2022

CytoFLEX SRT Benchtop Cell Sorter wins Best New Life Sciences Product 2022
CytoFLEX SRT Benchtop Cell Sorter from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is the winner of Best New Life Sciences Product of 2021

The world’s most innovative and effective life science technologies have been recognized at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, USA. Winners of the 2022 Scientists’ Choice Awards® were announced live by SelectScience CEO, Kerry Parker, and Editor, Dr. Lois Manton-O’Byrne, to an audience of industry leaders and scientists.

Now in their 15th year, the awards are unique in the industry as they are chosen by scientists. Each year, we invite scientists around the globe to participate by nominating, reviewing, and voting for the lab products that have had the greatest impact on their work. This year, more scientists than ever got involved — read on to reveal their chosen winners.

Best New Life Sciences Product of 2021

The award for Best New Life Sciences Product of 2021 goes to the CytoFLEX SRT Benchtop Cell Sorter by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, as voted for by scientists around the world. 

The CytoFLEX SRT Benchtop Cell Sorter is a benchtop sorter capable of complex sort logic, including 4-way sorting, mixed mode sorting, and the ability to catch aborts and preserve precious cells. The Violet-Blue-Yellow Green-Red (V-B-Y-R) Series has 15 fluorescent detectors when fully activated. It can be purchased with as few as five with an option to activate additional lasers and detectors with an activation key.

Your runners-up are: 

Life Sciences Reviewer of the Year

Communication in science has never been more important. Each month, hundreds of scientists share their opinions and experiences of lab products through reviews on SelectScience and these awards would not be possible without this valuable input.

This new award goes to someone we consider to be a real champion of science communication: Samer Sansil, core staff scientist at Moffitt Cancer Center, and SelectScience reviewer. Find out why Sansil believes lab product reviews are so important in this article>>

“We’re very fortunate to have SelectScience as a platform that bridges the gap between researchers and manufacturers but also provides an innovative outlet for scientists to present their expertise.”

Saner Sansil, core staff scientist, Moffitt Cancer Center

Reviewers' Choice: Life Sciences Company of the Year

This year’s coveted Reviewers’ Choice Award for Life Sciences Company of the Year goes to Zymo Research, in acknowledgment of the consistently positive feedback it has received from scientists sharing their opinions via reviews on the SelectScience website over the past year.

Reviewers' Choice: Life Sciences Customer Service of the Year

In recognition of receiving consistently positive after-sales feedback from scientists around the globe via SelectScience reviews, DeNovix takes home the customer service award. 

Life Sciences Video Interview of the Year – in association with The Scientists’ Channel 

Scientists' Choice Awards winner of the Video Interview of the Year
Emmanuel Okwelogu accepts the award for Life Sciences Video Interview of the Year

This year’s winning video ‘How biomarkers can identify cancer in its early stages' is an interview with Emmanuel Okwelogu a Ph.D, researcher at the University of Manchester, UK. 

In the winning video, Okwelogu discusses his research using 2D nanomaterials for the discovery of novel biomarkers that can aid the early detection of certain cancers. Okwelogu also highlights how biosafety cabinets from NuAire, Inc. are critical to preventing downstream experimental failures. In a short acceptance video, Okwelogu highlights the impact a global platform like The Scientists' Channel has on progressing scientific advancements.


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Life Sciences Virtual Summit Presentation of the Year

This year’s winner of Life Sciences Virtual Summit Presentation of the Year is Dr. Tone Frost Bathen, Head of the MR Cancer Group, in collaboration with Bruker BioSpin for her presentation ‘NMR-based metabolomics in breast cancer research’. This presentation was presented at the SelectScience® Virtual Cancer and Immunology Research Summit 2021.

Life Sciences Editorial Article of the Year

This year’s winning article is titled ‘Here’s how experts are breaking down barriers in flow cytometry’ and features technology from Thermo Fisher Scientific

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Kathryn Fox reveals how she is overcoming flow cytometry limitations in her role as an instrumentation technologist at the Carbone Cancer Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and describes how the Attune CytPix Flow Cytometer from Thermo Fisher Scientific helps her customers improve the quality of their research.

“I’m delighted to hear that our work is interesting and helpful to scientists beyond our own facility. I’m grateful to SelectScience for their role in sharing information that helps us all improve our research. I hope this article will encourage scientists to look for opportunities to get more impact from their experiments without having to make huge changes to their work.”

Dr. Kathryn Fox, instrumentation technologist, Carbone Cancer Center

Winners of the Life Sciences Scientists' Choice Awards 2022 collect their awards at AACR

Clockwise from top left: Amy Jeffries, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, collects the award for Best New Life Sciences Product. Alejandro Montoya, Corning Life Sciences, collects the award for Life Sciences Application eBook of the Year. Victoria Yatsula, Sartorius Group, collects the award for Life Sciences Email of the Year. Glen Gregory, Bruker BioSpin, collects the award for Life Sciences Virtual Summit Presentation of the Year. 

Life Sciences Application eBook of the Year 

The Life Sciences eBook of the Year Award goes to Corning Life Sciences for ‘Liquid handling: A guide to pipetting success'. This application compendium presents a guide on how to enhance liquid handling procedures and effective ways to achieve optimum results using Corning® Lambda™ EliteTouch™ Pipettors.

Life Sciences Webinar of the Year

This year’s Webinar of the Year is awarded to 10x Genomics. The webinar, titled ‘What is single-cell sequencing and why does it matter?’, available to watch on demand, discusses different methods commonly used for single-cell sequencing, with a focus on gene expression.

Life Sciences Email of the Year

The winner in the Email of the Year category goes to ‘Immune cell characterization: Flow cytometry explained', from Sartorius Group. The winning email featured a free download of a new eBook on how to apply flow cytometry to investigate T cell phenotype and function.

Seals of Quality logos
There are four levels of Seal of Quality — Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze — which are allocated to products based on the number of reviews they receive from scientists and the average rating of those reviews

Seals of Quality at the AACR Annual Meeting

Alongside this year’s Scientists’ Choice Awards for Life Sciences celebration, we announced a new recipient of the coveted Seals of Quality, in recognition of outstanding feedback from scientists globally. 

Seals of Quality recognize the top 0.1% of products that consistently receive the highest customer review ratings on SelectScience® and are designed to help scientists and healthcare professionals worldwide immediately recognize the instruments and services their peers rate the highest.

The CLARIOstar® Plus Multi-mode Microplate Reader from BMG LABTECH has earned a Silver Seal for receiving 79 reviews, with a respectable star rating of 4.8 out of 5. Reviewer Andrew Reece, Southern Research, commented: “We are extremely happy with both the performance of our instrument and the high level of customer care we receive from the BMG brand.” 

Seals of Quality awards were also presented to previous winners, including:

Your reviews make a difference

The Seals of Quality started in 2017, with the goal to assist scientists in making important purchasing decisions by recognizing the products that have consistently received the highest review ratings. There are now over 72 lab products currently permitted to display a SelectScience® Seal of Quality.

New Seals of Quality are announced quarterly and alongside the Scientists’ Choice Awards. 

SelectScience CEO, Kerry Parker, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our reviewers around the world for sharing their valuable opinions and also to congratulate these new Seal of Quality winners, who have been recognized by the people who matter most, their customers.”

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Visit the Scientists’ Choice Awards website for more information


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