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Analytical Sciences Scientists’ Choice Awards winners announced

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, and Waters Corporation among those recognized

06 Jun 2022


The Agilent 6560C Ion Mobility LC/Q-TOF is the winner of Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2021. The Thermo ScientificTM VanquishTM Neo UHPLC System is the winner of Best New Separations Product of 2021.
The Agilent 6560C Ion Mobility LC/Q-TOF (left) is the winner of Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2021. The Thermo ScientificTM VanquishTM Neo UHPLC System (right) is the winner of Best New Separations Product of 2021.

The world’s most innovative and effective analytical science technologies have been recognized during a special online ceremony. Winners of the 2022 Scientists’ Choice Awards® were announced by SelectScience CEO, Kerry Parker, and Editor, Dr. Lois Manton-O’Byrne.

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 Spectroscopy Product of 2021

The award for Best New Spectroscopy Product of 2021 goes to the Agilent 6560C Ion Mobility LC/Q-TOF by Agilent Technologies, as voted for by scientists around the world.

The Agilent 6560C Ion Mobility Q-TOF LC/MS system combines chromatography, ion mobility, and mass spectrometry, and is designed to uncover structural information that cannot be seen with traditional high-resolution LC/MS systems.

Your runners-up are:

Best New Separations Product of 2021

The award for Best New Separations Product of 2021 goes to the Thermo ScientificTM VanquishTM Neo UHPLC System by Thermo Fisher Scientific, as voted for by scientists around the world.

The Thermo Scientific™ Vanquish™ Neo UHPLC System is driven by a unique low-flow split-loop autosampler design to limit sample dispersion, reduce system carryover, and maximize sample usage. This new low-flow system is designed to deliver excellent retention time precision from nano up to 100 μL/min at pressures up to 1,500 bar.

Your runners-up are:


Clockwise from top left: Dr. Christian Klein, Agilent Technologies, collects the award for Best New Spectroscopy Product. John Lesica, Thermo Fisher Scientific, collects both the Best New Separations Product and Analytical Science Innovative Content of the Year awards. Tihana Tomas of MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, accepted the Analytical Science Editorial Article of the Year award on behalf of colleagues in Germany. Jonathan Pratt, Waters Corporation, collects the award for Reviewers' Choice: Analytical Science Customer Service of the Year. 

Reviewers' Choice: Analytical Science Customer Service of the Year

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

Analytical Science Video Interview of the Year – in association with The Scientists’ Channel 

This year’s winning video ‘Robust analysis for ensuring honey authenticity’ is an interview with Matt Campion, laboratory manager at Airborne Honey. 

In the winning video, Campion discusses how Airborne Honey has worked to ensure its honey products are honest, undamaged, and traceable through the analysis of ~2,000 honey samples a year. Campion shares how Airborne’s in-house lab tests for honey authenticity use a range of techniques and instrumentation from Agilent Technologies that provide data quality while maintaining high throughput.

“I was very happy to share my thoughts on the work Airborne is doing in the field of honey analysis. Despite being one of the world’s oldest foods, there is still much to learn about honey." 

Matt Campion, laboratory manager at Airborne Honey.


Baljit Ubhi, Roxy McCloskey, and Melissa Sherman, of MOBILion Systems, were presented with the Scientists’ Choice Award for Analytical Science Virtual Event of the Year by SelectScience Editor Dr. Lois Manton-O’Byrne

Analytical Science Virtual Event of the Year

This year’s winner of Analytical Science Virtual Event of the Year is MOBILion Systems for an event featuring talks by Prof. John McLean, Stevenson Professor of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Dr. Jared Auclair, Associate Dean of Professional Program and Graduate Affairs, Northeastern University, and MOBILion Systems CEO, Dr. Melissa Sherman. The event ‘Revealing What Others Leave Unseen: The Future of Ion Mobility Has Arrived’ featured the virtual product launch of MOBILion’s HRIM-MS platform as well as presentations by early adopters and beta users of this new separations technology.

Analytical Science Editorial Article of the Year

This year’s winning article is titled ‘Where science meets sustainability: Driving human progress with greener alternatives’ and features technology from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

In this interview, Manfred Wachsmann, Head of Product Management Classical Reagents at Merck, discusses the measures Merck is taking to promote greener practices across its organization, and how it is positioned to support the environmental goals of its customers as a sustainability-driven supplier. Wachsmann also reveals how the company’s pioneering green chemistry evaluation system, DOZN™, is helping scientists and manufacturers find environmentally friendly and safer product alternatives.

“This award is a big honor for me and for the complete company Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. This honors our ongoing pioneering activities around sustainability in Life Science Industries. A special thanks to SelectScience and its ambition to support us in promoting sustainability and green chemistry.”

Manfred Wachsmann, Head of Product Management Classical Reagents at Merck

Analytical Science Innovative Content of the Year 

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the winner of this year's Innovative Content of the Year award, which celebrates new and creative content. The winning content is titled ‘Tackling the residual problem of pesticides: A challenge in the global food supply chain’ and features an informative infographic exploring the international impact of the pesticide problem, socioeconomic risks involved in pesticide use, and what can be done.

Analytical Science Webinar of the Year

This year’s Webinar of the Year is awarded to Waters Corporation. The webinar, titled ‘A new era of chromatography: Improve your accuracy, sensitivity, and precision with redefined HPLC/UHPLC system technologies’, available to watch on demand, discusses a new HPLC/UHPLC solution that is designed to help dramatically improve your data quality and increase chromatographic reproducibility and sample throughput.

Analytical Science Email of the Year

The winner in the Email of the Year category goes to ‘Your innovative choice for an improved purging process’, from Agilent Technologies. The winning email featured free resources on maintaining high environmental health and safety (EHS) standards in the lab.


From L - R: Dr. Christian Klein, LC/Q-TOF & IM-QTOF Marketing Product Manager, Dr. Julie Horner Buxton, LC/MS Marketing Manager, Dr. Andreas Ottto, Product Manager, Analytical HPLC, and Dr. Sebastian Weinig-Berger, Product Manager, Technical Marketing from Agilent Technologies.

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