About Top 10 Innovations

Every year since 2008, The Scientist has canvassed the life-science community to find out which newly released products are having the biggest impact on research. After collecting submissions from companies and individuals, we put the new innovations before a carefully selected panel of expert, independent judges. Our judges rank the tools, techniques, methodologies, software, and products according to their potential to foster rapid advances or address specific problems in their respective fields. The 10 products that rate the highest in our judges’ opinions are featured in an article that forms the centerpiece of our December issue. Our goal is to identify those products and services that are poised to revolutionize research and advance scientific knowledge. Check out this year's winners, and stay tuned to The Scientist to get information about submitting products to next year's Top 10 Innovations competition.

Recent Features
2017 Top 10 Innovations
2017 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
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Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Top 10 Innovations 2015
Top 10 Innovations 2015
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics