Life Science Instrument Supplier Rockstars

The scientists have had their say. In an elegant ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Washington, the 2011 Life Science Industry Awards® were announced on Tuesday evening, November 15, 2011.

Almost 6,600 scientists chose winning suppliers in 29 product and service categories, and representatives from each of the companies that won walked across the stage to accept their awards.

It was quite a night.

In an unprecedented sweep, Life Technologies garnered first place in seven categories. Carl Zeiss walked away with the award for best microscope-based instruments, and it was no surprise that Illumina dominated the high throughput systems categories.

But executives from some of the more niche companies also took trophies home. Cell Signaling Technology, STEMCELL Technologies and Abcam beat out industry giants in some of the categories in which these smaller companies have managed to acquire a fan base of scientists engaged in cutting edge research.

Click here for a complete list of winners and finalists. If you find your company’s name on the winner’s list, let me know. I’ll tell you who took the trophy(ies) home.

You’ll want to track them down and have a look.

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