2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Announces Award Winners

Showcase of Innovations, Best Practices and Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Life Science Research, Workflow and Data Sharing

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2015) - The 14th Annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, which brought 3,000 industry professionals from 32 countries to Boston April 21-23, today publically announced the 2015 winners of its Best of Show, Best Practices and Benjamin Franklin Open Access Awards.

The awards recognize leading, cutting-edge innovations, products, strategies and individuals from pharmaceutical companies, academic centers, government agencies, and technology providers. Ceremonies for all three award categories were held on-site at the conference.

"Bio-IT World's trio of awards honors the breadth of solutions in the bio-IT space: creative collaborations, innovative tools, and the visionary champions driving the industry forward," said Allison Proffitt, Editorial Director at Bio-IT World & Clinical Informatics News. "It's a privilege to be part of a community advancing biomedical research so tirelessly and to be able to share these accomplishments in the life sciences."

The Best of Show Awards Program recognizes the best of the innovative product solutions for the life sciences industry on display at the conference. A panel of industry expert judges selected winners from 31 new products they believed would measurably improve workflow or capacity, enabling better research. The Best Practices Awards highlight platforms and strategies that could be widely shared across the industry to improve the quality, pace, and reach of science, as well as elevate the critical role of information technology in biomedical research. Winners were selected from 33 submissions by a panel of invited judges. The Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the free and public sharing of biological data, as well as tools and methods for understanding that data.

The 2015 Best of Show Winners:

The 2015 Best Practices Winners:

  • Informatics: Biogen, Augmenting the Reality of Scientific Posters
  • IT Infrastructure: University of California, Santa Cruz, CGHub Architecture and API
  • Knowledge Management: European Lead Factory, ScienceCloud 
  • Research & Drug Discovery: UCB BioPharma, Automated Accelerometric Detection of Epileptic Seizures in Rodents
  • Clinical & Health IT: GlaxoSmithKline, Project CRAWL
  • Judges' Prize: Michael J. Fox Foundation, tranSMART for Parkinson's Disease Research
  • Editors' Choice Award: National Institutes of Health Undiagnosed Diseases Program, Undiagnosed Diseases Program Integrated Collaboration System

The 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences Winner:

  • Professor Owen White, University of Maryland School of Medicine, director of the bioinformatics department at the Institute for Genome Sciences

More information about the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo is available at http://www.bio-itworldexpo.com.

About Bio-IT World (http://www.Bio-ITWorld.com)
Bio-IT World provides outstanding coverage of cutting-edge trends and technologies that impact the management and analysis of life sciences data, including next-generation sequencing, drug discovery, predictive and systems biology, informatics tools, clinical trials, and personalized medicine. Through a variety of sources including, Bio-ITWorld.com, Weekly Update Newsletter and the Bio-IT World News Bulletins, Bio-IT World is a leading source of news and opinion on technology and strategic innovation in the life sciences, including drug discovery and development.

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) (http://www.chicorporate.com)
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), founded in 1992, is the industry leader in providing superior-quality scientific information to eminent researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic organizations. Delivering an assortment of resources such as events, reports, publications and eNewsletters, CHI's portfolio of products include Cambridge Healthtech Institute Conferences, Barnett Educational Services, Insight Pharma Reports, Cambridge Marketing Consultants, Cambridge Meeting Planners, Knowledge Foundation and Cambridge Healthtech Media Group, which includes Bio-IT World and Clinical Informatics News.

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute
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