Although biomedical companies in search of new drugs often seem to grab all the headlines, anyone working in bioscience research and drug development knows that none of their advances would be possible without the life science industry that creates the reagents, hardware, and solutions they use every day.That industry - which The Scientist is proud to celebrate with the 2007 Life Sciences Industry Awards - is highly innovative, operating at the leading edge of technology. At the same time, it is intensely customer-focused, as it must be in a field that often requires customized equipment and technology, rather than off-the-shelf products.This year, in the third Life Sciences Industry Awards, customization and integration of equipment separated the good from the great. Those trends, of course, require value and customer service, which are other key attributes of the 11 winners in 20 categories. The Scientist worked with Arlington, Va.-based marketing research firm...
The ScientistCell Biology Instruments, Flow Cytometer Winner: BD BiosciencesRunners-Up: Beckman Coulter, DakocytomationCell Biology Instruments, Microscope-Based Winner: Carl ZeissRunners-Up: Olympus, NikonCell Biology Kits and Reagents Winner: InvitrogenRunners-Up: BD Biosciences, Sigma-AldrichCell Culture Media and Reagents Winner: Invitrogen (Gibco)Runners-Up: Hyclone, SAFC BiosciencesComputer Hardware Winner: Dellin 2006Runners-Up: Apple, HP/CompaqCustomer Service Winner: InvitrogenRunners-Up: Applied Biosystems, Bio-Rad LaboratoriesGene Expression Analysis Products Winner: Applied BiosystemsRunners-Up: Affymetrix, InvitrogenHigh-Throughput Screening and Analysis Systems Winner: PerkinElmerRunners-Up: Beckman Coulter, Bio-Rad LaboratoriesImage Analysis Systems Winner: Bio-Rad LaboratoriesRunners-Up: Kodak Molecular Imaging Systems, Molecular DevicesInstrumentation for Genomic Analysis Winner: Applied BiosystemsRunners-Up: Affymetrix and Bio-Rad/MJ Researchnstrumentation for Protein Analysis Winner: Bio-Rad LaboratoriesRunners-Up: Applied Biosystems, GE HealthcareLaboratory Plastic Ware Winner: Fisher ScientificRunners-Up: Eppendorf, VWRNucleic Acid Purification Winner: QiagenRunners-Up: Invitrogen, PromegaPrint Catalog Winner: New England BioLabsRunners-Up: Sigma-Aldrich, InvitrogenPrint Advertisement Winner: InvitrogenRunners-Up: Bio-Rad Laboratories, GE HealthcareProtein Separation Products Winner: Bio-Rad LaboratoriesRunners-Up: GE Healthcare, InvitrogenRNAi products Winner: AmbionToxoplasma gondiiRunners-Up: Dharmacon, InvitrogenSales Representatives Winner: Fisher ScientificRunners-Up: Invitrogen, VWRTechnical Support Winner: InvitrogenRunners-Up: Applied Biosystems, Bio-Rad LaboratoriesWeb Site Winner: InvitrogenRunners-Up: New England BioLabs, Sigma-AldrichMETHODOLOGYThe ScientistThe Scientistmail@the-scientist.com

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