Editorial Article: Life Sciences & General Lab Scientists’ Choice Awards winners announced

Agilent Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Tecan among those recognized

09 Apr 2024

Scientists' Choice Award for General Lab and Life Sciences

The most innovative and effective technologies accelerating Life Sciences and the General Lab have been recognized as having significantly advanced laboratory efforts in 2023.

Each year, we invite scientists from around the globe to participate by nominating, reviewing, and voting for the lab products that have had the greatest impact on their work. Read on to reveal your chosen winners. 

Best New Life Sciences Product of 2023

The award for Best New Life Sciences Product of 2023 goes to the MIRO CANVAS by INTEGRA Biosciences.

MIRO CANVAS is a compact digital microfluidics platform for fully automated next-generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation. The revolutionary system drastically simplifies NGS workflows for more walk-away time and higher lab productivity, accelerating genomics discoveries.

 Scientists' Choice Award for Life Sciences Product of the Year to Agilent Technologies
The MIRO CANVAS by INTEGRA Biosciences was voted Best New Life Sciences Product of 2023

The runners-up are:

Life Sciences Webinar of the Year

This year’s Webinar of the Year is awarded to Sarah Stahl-Rommel, Microbiologist at JSC NASA, in association with LGC Biosearch Technologies. The webinar, titled ‘How NASA scientists brought real time microbial profiling to the International Space Station’, available to watch on demand, discusses how NASA's swab-to-sequencer method of real-time microbial monitoring has been streamlined to be completed by a non-trained crew member in an extreme environment. Stahl-Rommel also explains how NASA is using customized reagents to enable environmental and human health diagnostics in real-time.

Life Sciences Editorial Article of the Year

The winning article is titled ‘Exploring the power of super-resolution microscopy: Unveiling the unseen’ and features technology from Bruker. 

This article explores the advancement of super-resolution microscopy enabling researchers to generate exceptionally high-resolution images that provide invaluable insights across various disciplines. Winfried Wiegraebe delves into the benefits of single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM), how it works, and its applications in different fields.

Life Sciences Application eBook of the Year 

The Life Sciences Application eBook of the Year Award goes to Beckman Coulter Life Sciences for ‘Expert tools and approaches for challenging microbial research’. This application compendium illustrates how to effectively overcome common microbial bottlenecks, optimize workflows, and consistently generate high-quality results.

Life Sciences Video of the Year – in partnership with The Scientists' Channel®

This year’s winning video is awarded to a presentation titled 'CRISPR-Cas9: A transformative tool for treating debilitating genetic disease', produced in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific. In this interview Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis, Assistant Professor of Neurology & Physiology, Northwestern University, shares his work using patient-specific iPSC-derived systems to understand how rare genetic mutations impact the function of human neuronal subtypes and contribute toward neurological diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or pediatric forms of epilepsies.

Life Sciences Email of the Year

The winner in the Email of the Year category goes to ‘Introducing ioSensory Neurons - Human iPSC-derived sensory neurons built for reliable nociception assays’, from bit.bio. The winning email featured bit.bio's ioSensory Neurons which were built to address the challenge of finding a physiologically relevant in vitro cell model with consistent nociceptor marker expression and functionality.

Best New General Lab Product of 2023

The award for Best New General Lab Product of 2023 goes to the Retsch Mixer Mill MM 400 by Retsch GmbH.

 Scientists' Choice Award for General Lab Product of the Year to Retsch
The Retsch Mixer Mill MM 400 by Retsch GmbH was voted Best New General Lab Product of 2023

The NEW Retsch Mixer Mill 400 is a true multipurpose mill designed for wet, dry, and cryogenic grinding of small volumes up to 2 x 20 mL. It mixes and homogenizes powders and suspensions with a frequency of 30Hz within seconds, and is unbeatably fast and easy to operate. The compact benchtop model unit is suitable for classic homogenization processes and biological cell disruption for DNA/RNA and protein extraction.



The runners-up are:

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