Life Sciences Scientists' Choice Awards Winners Announced During AACR

INTEGRA Biosciences, Sartorius, Waters and BMG LABTECH among those recognized during celebration of top technologies advancing life sciences

02 Apr 2019

The winners of the 2019 Scientists’ Choice Awards for Life Sciences have been announced in Atlanta, USA. Once again, scientists around the globe were invited to participate by nominating, reviewing and voting for the best lab products in the field. Winners and nominees of these prestigious awards were recognized at a presentation ceremony held last night during the AACR Annual Meeting. The AACR meeting highlights the best cancer science and medicine from institutions all over the world. Read on to discover this year’s award winners and highlights from the party.

Excellence in life sciences technology is celebrated at the 2019 Scientists' Choice Awards in Atlanta, USA


Best New Life Sciences Product of 2018

SelectScience revealed that the Corning Cell Counter, from Corning Life Sciences, had been named Best New Life Sciences Product of 2018 thanks to the votes of scientists worldwide. The  Corning® Cell Counter is the first automated benchtop cell counter that combines the benefits of both manual cell counting and automated image-based cell counting. Using state-of-the-art optics and image analysis software, the Corning Cell Counter can accurately and precisely measure cell concentrations and viability – live, dead, and total cells – using the standard Trypan Blue technique. It held off a strong field featuring a further 12 shortlisted products.

Elizabeth Abraham accepts the award for Best New Life Sciences Product of 2018 for Corning Life Sciences 

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Reviewers’ Choice Award™ for Life Sciences Company of the Year

Jonathan Harkins, of INTEGRA Biosciences, receives the award for Life Sciences Company of the Year

INTEGRA Biosciences is a provider of high-quality laboratory tools for liquid handling, media preparation, sterilization and cell cultivation. They are committed to creating innovative solutions which fulfil the needs of their customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the life science markets and medical industry. It won the Reviewers' Choice Life Sciences Company of the Year award in recognition of the quantity of positive feedback it has received from scientists sharing their opinions on the SelectScience website over the past year.

Life Sciences Video of the Year in association with The Scientists' Channel

David Ferrick, from Agilent, who technology features in the winning video

The Life Sciences Video of the Year Award went to Dr. Adam P. Rosebrock, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Member, Cancer Center, Stony Brook School, of Medicine. Titled Advancing Metabolomics: Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry Reveals New Biochemical Pathways, the video interview for The Scientists' Channel features Rosebrock describing how the latest mass spectrometry technologies from Agilent are advancing the field of small molecule metabolomics. Hear how the Rosebrock lab is working to develop new mass spectrometry assays to measure the biochemical contents of cells to identify new metabolites and biochemical pathways.

Dr. Rosebrock said: "I’m both thrilled and humbled to receive the Scientists’ Choice award for Life Sciences Video of the Year.  The Scientists’ Channel does a great job of highlighting the personalities behind current research.  I enjoyed both making this video and learning about other groups’ work by watching new and archived profiles.  My thanks to the entire SelectScience team for providing the opportunity to showcase my research and to the viewers whose interest made this award possible."

Life Sciences Article of the Year

Carl Peters, BMG LABTECH, with the award for Life Sciences Article of the Year 

The Scientists' Choice Award for Life Sciences Article of the Year went to a piece titled Genetically-Coded Fluorescent Sensors Reveal Fundamentals of Cellular Redox Biology. In a fascinating interview, SelectScience® speaks to Prof. Dr. Bruce Morgan about his research into the fundamentals of cellular redox biology and how novel genetically-encoded fluorescent redox sensors and high-throughput automated screening using the BMG LABTECH CLARIOstar® are helping his group to visualize cellular reactive oxygen species in more detail than ever before.

Prof. Dr. Morgan said: "We are delighted to hear about this award. We are always looking for ways to better communicate our research and are happy that we could contribute to SelectScience with this article."

Life Sciences Webinar of the Year

Lindy O'Clair accepts the award for the Sartorius Group for the winning webinar 

In this award-winning educational webinar, expert industrial pharmacologist, Kalpana Patel,  principal scientist at Essen BioScience, Inc., part of the Sartorius Group, discusses integrated protocols and live-cell analysis solutions for different 3D tumor models. 

Life Sciences Email of the Year

The Waters team posing with their award for Life Sciences Email of the Year

The Life Sciences Email of the Year Award was presented to Waters Corp. for its highly informative ’Latest Resources for Cancer Researchers’ email, featuring multiple guides, videos and posters on all the latest cutting edge development and technologies in cancer research.