WASHINGTON, DC ? Some 200 members of the life science community were on hand for a gala reception at the Renaissance Washington Hotel Monday night (April 3) to celebrate the winners of the fourth Life Science Industry Awards (LSIA), presented by The Scientist. The biggest winner of the night, for the second year, was Invitrogen, which won seven of the 18 awards. (See our April issue for complete coverage.)Ira Flatow, book author and host of National Public Radio?s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, emceed this year?s event, as he did in 2004. ?I appreciate being asked to come as a journalist to speak, because even though I?ve been covering science and technology for 35 years, there?s not a week that goes by that I don?t have to justify my existence as a science journalist,? he said. Flatow explained that he believes listeners are...

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