By Bio-IT World Staff
January 9, 2012 | Bio-IT World is announcing a deadline extension for its 2012 Best Practices awards program. In keeping with extensions given in previous years, the 2012 extended deadline is February 15.
“We’re very encouraged by the interest shown already in the 2011 Bio-IT World Best Practices competition,” said Kevin Davies, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of Bio-IT World. “We’ve received dozens of entries so far, and hope that the deadline extension will allow many groups to wrap up their submissions and give added opportunity for other teams to pull an entry together.”
Established in 2003, this prestigious awards program is designed to recognize outstanding examples of technology and strategic innovation—initiatives and collaborations that manifestly improve some facet of the R&D/drug development/clinical trial process.
The awards attract a broad, international group of life science professionals from academia and industry, drug discovery and clinical, users and vendors responsible for developing and implementing innovative solutions for streamlining the drug development and clinical trial process. Bio-IT World's distinguished peer-review panel of judges has reviewed more than 400 entries in the program's history.
Entries will be accepted in six categories: Clinical & Health-IT; Translational & Personalized Medicine; IT Infrastructure/HPC; Knowledge Management; Informatics; and Research & Drug Discovery. Additional awards—the Editors’ Prize and the Judges’ Award—are also up for grabs.
Last year’s winners included Merck, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, CliniWorks, Collaborative Drug Discovery, and Oxford Nanopore Technologies and were featured in the July/August 2011 issue of Bio-IT World.
The 2012 winners will receive a unique crystal award to be presented at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston, April 24-26, 2012. Winners and entrants will also be featured in Bio-IT World.
For more information on the program and to download the entry form, please visit www.bio-itworld.com/bestpractices or contact Allison Proffitt, Bio-IT World’s Managing Editor at 617.233.8280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the 2010 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, please visit www.bio-itworldexpo.com.