The awards were presented by BioInformatics Inc., the premier market research and advisory firm serving the life science industry. The event was attended by 150 industry executives from leading life science companies that produce the “tools of science” that advance biological research and drug discovery. The winners were determined by responses to an online ballot completed by almost two thousand carefully selected scientific customers from The Science Advisory Board – the world’s largest market research panel of scientific customers.

The Winners of the prestigious 2018 Life Science Industry Awards® are:

Bio-Rad Laboratories
Most Environmentally Friendly Life Science Company

Cell Signaling Technologies
Best Digital Advertising

Eppendorf
Most Responsive Customer Service

Fluidigm
Company to Watch

Illumina
Best Print Advertising
Most Knowledgeable Technical Support

Integrated DNA Technologies
Best Customer Experience

MilliporeSigma / Merck
Best Use of Social Media

New England Biolabs
Most Useful Website

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Most Helpful Sales Reps

Abcam, BD Biosciences, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Lexogen, Promega, ReadCoor, Waters and Zeiss also received Gold or Silver awards for excellence in one or more categories

“Many of the companies we honored at the first Life Science Industry Awards in 2004, companies like Affymetrix, Ambion, Amersham, Dharmacon, Invitrogen, have been absorbed by larger companies over the years.” observed Bill Kelly, President of BioInformatics Inc. “But even with all the consolidation we’ve seen, these awards show that the life science tools industry remains focused on the needs of the scientist at the bench.”

“The winners we honored last night are innovators who enable academic, clinical, and pharma/biotech scientists to make new discoveries and diagnosis.” said Craig Overpeck, CEO of BioInformatics Inc. “We’re proud to have supported them as they seek to anticipate and understand the needs of scientists for even more advanced solutions that make our lives better.”

This year’s event was supported by the generous sponsorship of BroadOak Capital Partners and the California Life Science Association.